SU­PER­FOOD

ALL about buck­wheat With a pleas­ant nutty flavour, nu­tri­ent-packed buck­wheat is an in­gre­di­ent you’ll want to add to your pantry. Switch up your morn­ing ce­real and en­joy our hearty por­ridge in­stead.

Canadian Living - - Contents - TEXT LAURA JEHA RECIPE THE TEST KITCHEN

Dis­cover the ben­e­fits of buck­wheat

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Buck­wheat has a unique nu­tri­tional pro­file that con­tains a sig­nif­i­cant amount of an­tiox­i­dants, in­clud­ing rutin, a com­pound shown to be pro­tec­tive against in­flam­ma­tion, car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease and can­cer. 2 Buck­wheat is one of the few plant-based foods that con­tains all nine es­sen­tial amino acids. One cup of cooked buck­wheat groats has six grams of high-qual­ity pro­tein, a form that’s eas­ily di­gested and ab­sorbed.

3

A quar­ter cup of buck­wheat con­tains eight per­cent of your rec­om­mended daily in­take of iron. Pair it with vi­ta­min C–rich foods, like citrus fruit, to help boost iron ab­sorp­tion.

4

The bran of buck­wheat groats has more sol­u­ble fi­bre than wheat or oat bran, which low­ers blood choles­terol lev­els and helps keep you feel­ing full.

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