Buckwheat is often confused to be a grain, but it is more of a “pseudo-grain” as it’s really a seed from the rhubarb plant. It is high in protein & contains the amino acid lysine which is slightly harder to find in plant foods. It is a good source of manganese and flavonoids which help prevent inflammation in the body. One of the most delicious & easy ways to enjoy buckwheat and all it’s benefits is to make it into a raw porridge. Start off by rinsing raw buckwheat groats very well. It is important to soak the buckwheat. Soaking activates all those good nutrients and breaks down the anti-nutrients to make digestion better. Place in a big bowl with warm water overnight or for at least 7 hours. Add 1 tbsp of an acid, like vinegar or lemon juice, per every 1 cup of buckwheat. Once it is done soaking be sure to thoroughly rinse it. Then it is ready to use in your porridge! Here are some easy buckwheat porridge recipes;

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