Buckwheat flour has a nice nutty flavour and Curry Buckwheat Chapatis are really easy to throw together. Buckwheat is a gluten-free grain, so a perfect option for those that don’t consume gluten or for anyone just wanting to add the variety of different grains to their diet.
One serve contains 25% of the daily recommended intake of magnesium!
Having a variety of grains in the diet is really important for boosting gut health, so whether or not you consume gluten, buckwheat is definitely a worthwhile addition. It is also higher in protein than some other grains, so this goes really well with soups and dishes that are slightly lower in protein to balance out a meal.
Magnesium – Buckwheat is a really good source of magnesium and just one serve provides approximately 25% of the recommended daily intake. Did you know that 1 in 3 Australian adults don’t consume enough magnesium, so it’s a nutrient that for the majority of people needs to be increased.
Protein – Buckwheat is a complete protein, meaning it contains all of the essential amino acids. This is particularly beneficial for anyone following a vegan/vegetarian diet.
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Amy Savage is a qualified Nutritionist with a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutritional & Dietetic Medicine and is available for consultations online and in Sydney CBD. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.