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    Default One of the Healthiest Foods You're Probably Not Eating

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    It's also tasty and easy to prepare.

    Are You Eating Buckwheat?
    Buckwheat may be one of the healthiest foods you're not eating. Along with having numerous health benefits, it is tasty, easy to prepare and inexpensive. Here are some things I love about it:
    Buckwheat is not a grain.

    Many who are trying to avoid grains find themselves limited to fruit and sweet potatoes as sources of good carbs. Even though it's often included in lists of grains, buckwheat is not a grain. The edible portion is a seed from a plant related to greens like rhubarb and sorrel.

    Read more: http://www.alternet.org/food/one-hea...t-eating?sc=fb
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    Default Re: One of the Healthiest Foods You're Probably Not Eating

    I use buckwheat flour often. It can't replace all flour but works well in pancakes and cornbread.
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    Great information. Thank you for posting. ... I'll definitely be adding and enjoying buckwheat groats with my chia seed for breakfast. I had no idea buckwheat is a seed. I've kind of missed it for some time.

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    On the two occasions I have eaten buckwheat as a substitute for rice I had stomach discomfort. Though I don't remember any problems with buckwheat flour in pancakes, but it was a long time ago. I'm reluctant to try again.

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    Julie, sometimes it's a good idea to introduce a new food slowly. At least that's true of the livestock I raise. <giggle>

    One time the feed store ran out of organic pig food and I had to settle for a bag of conventional. My elitist pigs wouldn't eat it (hmmm... what does that tell you?) I had to lace it with molasses in order for them to consume it. Luckily, it only happened once and I have never again waited till I got to the bottom of the barrel to pick up more feed!
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    "Islander", I have a bag of buckwheat flour that I purchased at the local food co-op. How would you mix it for pancakes? Do you have a recipe you can share? It's been in the cupboard a while, and I'm anxious to use it. I love buckwheat pancakes.

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    I'll post a recipe in the Kitchen forum. Easy-peasy.
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    I also use buckwheat in place of the flour in cornbread. Light, not dark.
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