Buckwheat - The World's Healthiest Foods

Buckwheat Health Benefits

BUCKWHEAT ENHANCED GLUTEN-FREE BREAD A HEALTHIER GLUTEN-FREE ALTERNATIVE

Researches from the Polish Academy of Sciences recently published a study suggesting substituting some or all of the corn starch in many traditional gluten-free bread recipes with buckwheat flour. In addition to providing higher levels of antioxidants, B vitamins, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium, the study indicated that swapping 40% of the corn starch for buckwheat flour also increased its “overall sensory quality” when compared to the gluten-free bread used in the control. Although recipes were tested with anywhere from 10-40% buckwheat flour, the conclusion clearly points to the 40% buckwheat flour results as having the most nutritional benefits for Celiac sufferers.

 

International Journal of Food Science and Technology, October 2010; 45(10):1993–2000. Epub August 25, 2010.

 

BUCKWHEAT STARCH IS A GOOD ENERGY SOURCE

In a study found via the China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), researchers at the Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences explored the digestibility of starch derived from oats, wheat, buckwheat, and sweet potatoes. The goal of this study was to determine which of the four starch sources might prove useful in high-energy diets. Pigs were fed diets containing vitamins, minerals, and starch from one of the four sources, and after 15 days, it was determined that buckwheat, along with oats and wheat, provided a better source of dietary energy than sweet potatoes.

 

China’s Research of Agricultural Modernization Journal, April 2009

 

BUCKWHEAT PROTEIN SHOWS PROMISE FOR LOWERING BLOOD GLUCOSE

A study from the Jilin Agricultural University in China investigated the blood glucose lowering potential of buckwheat protein, pitting it against a toxic glucose analogue called alloxan. This insidious chemical selectively destroys insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, causing characteristics similar to type 1 diabetes when found in rodents and many other animal species. Different doses of buckwheat protein were administered, and researchers discovered that the blood glucose levels of test subjects were indeed lowered when compared to the control group.

 

Journal of Jilin Agricultural University, 2009; 31(1):102-4

 

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