Cooking for the Sensitive Gut

Puffed buckwheat

Strolling through the aisles of my local health food shop the other day I came across puffed buckwheat. It costs about £2.69 for a 200g bag which is not cheap but not astronomically expensive either.

Buckwheat is not related to wheat but related to sorrel and rhubarb. It is not a grass but a pseudocereal and is rich in carbohydrate but low in fermentable carbohydrates known as FODMAPS. The seeds are a curious triangular shape and resemble beechnuts. Buckwheat is also gluten free.

Buck wheat is also a good source of potassium, protein, iron and vitamin B6.

I tried the puffed buckwheat with milk (of your choice) and berries and can really recommend it. I think it might be nice in a breakfast grain mix with oats and nuts to make it a little more filling or a biscuit mixed with syrup, nuts and chocolate chips. I will experiement when I have a moment. But for now they are just an idea for an alternative breakfast.

Have a good weekend.

Joan x

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This entry was written by Joan Ransley and published on July 30, 2016 at 7:53 am. It’s filed under Breakfast, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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