- Raw Grechka (Buckwheat) Flour
- Although it is evaluated in the grain group, it is actually from the sorrel family. It is brown and triangular in shape. It is known that the obesity problem is seen very little in these countries where buckwheat consumption is high. Consuming whole grains instead of white bread is very important for human health.
- Gluten, which is found in foods such as wheat, pasta, flour and bulgur, is absent in buckwheat. It is gluten free. Gluten is a substance that can not be digested by Celiac patients. Consumption of gluten-containing foods can cause some digestive problems such as gas, diarrhea, pain, bloating and cramps. . In addition to celiac patients, some people may also have gluten sensitivity, and these people are unaware of their sensitivity. If gluten-containing foods are removed from the nutrition program, positive improvements are seen in their health.
- Buckwheat is a food rich in fiber and helps the intestinal system work comfortably. Since this nutrient suppresses the feeling of hunger, it provides support in losing weight and maintaining ideal weight. It is a nutrient rich in protein, which is very important in body structure. There are 11 grams of protein in 100 grams of buckwheat. Compared to other protein-rich foods, buckwheat has a very low fat content. There is 1.6 g of fat in 100 g of buckwheat, and the linoleic fatty acid in this oil is more than other grain types.
- Uncooked 100 grams of buckwheat is 340 calories. In its cooked form, 100 grams is 149 calories.
It also contains Lysine (lysine), almost twice as high as wheat and rice. Lysine is an essential amino acid, especially in the prevention of recurrent cold sores. It cannot be produced by the body and must be taken from the outside.
Buckwheat has the feature of lowering bad cholesterol (LDL) and increasing good cholesterol. It prevents the increase of cholesterol with sterols.
- It is a very effective food in the treatment of diabetes and in the regulation of blood sugar. Studies have shown that buckwheat has lower blood sugar and insulin values than white bread and bread made with buckwheat. It is also very rich in magnesium, which helps to balance blood sugar and reduce insulin secretion. Buckwheat, which has a protective feature against diabetes, can be safely consumed by diabetics. The choline compound it contains reduces liver fat and makes the liver work much more comfortably. In short, it is an important liver friend.
- Protects Against High Blood Pressure and Anemia. Potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and iron are abundant in buckwheat. Iron is higher than in other grains. These minerals have a very important role in high blood pressure and anemia.
It is rich in vitamins. Buckwheat contains vitamins B1 and B2. Consuming 100 g of buckwheat a day meets 40% of an adult's daily Vitamin B1 need. It is also rich in minerals.
- Buckwheat, with the flavonoid it contains, helps the body fight free radicals and protects against cancer and heart diseases. In addition, it protects blood vessels and regulates blood flow.
- It provides a positive effect in the treatment of hemorrhoids, which is a problem for many people.
- It also prevents blood loss thanks to its coagulation feature.
- It is useful in the treatment of health problems such as dizziness, hearing loss and tinnitus.
- Buckwheat contains 'choline' substance, which has various benefits for the liver.
- Thanks to the 'Quercetin' compound contained in buckwheat, it prevents the hardening that may occur in the blood vessels. Quercetin is a very effective ingredient in the prevention and treatment of diabetes, cataracts, asthma, peptic ulcers, gout, chronic and viral infections, chronic fatigue syndrome and prostate cancer. This component is also used to increase the performance of athletes and to gain endurance.
Nutritional Values of 100 Gr Buckwheat:
Energy 343 calories
Carbs 71.5 g
Dietary fiber 10 g
Total fat 3.4 g
Saturated fat 0.741 g
Monounsaturated fats 1.04 g
Polyunsaturated fats 1.039 g
Omega-3 fatty acids 0.078 g
Omega-6 fatty acids 0.961 g
Protein 13.2 g
Vitamins in Buckwheat:
Thiamine (Vitamin B1) 0.101 mg
Ribojlavin (Vitamin B2) 0.425 mg
Niacin (Vitamin B3) 7.02 mg
Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5) 1,233 mg
Vitamin B6 0.21mg
Folic acid (Vitamin B9) 30 ug
Minerals Found in Buckwheat:
Manganese 1.3 mg
Phosphorus 347 mg
Zinc 2.4 mg
Copper 1.1 mg
Selenium 8.3 ug