Health Benefits of Buckwheat Flour

on August 12, 2020

Buckwheat is a nutrient rich whole grain that is widely considered as a superfood. It is a great substitute for wheat flour. Since wheat is a staple food in the northern part of India and also north eastern part, buckwheat is also consumed widely during the Navratri period. It is popularly called as kuttu atta. The nutrient rich properties and protein rich value makes it the most consumed alternative for wheat flour in India.

Himalayan Kuttu atta

Though buckwheat flour is widely consumed in India it is an indigenously grown in United States of America. It is a short seasonal crop. It is called a pseudocereal as it shares similar properties with the regular cereals. Quinoa is another example of pseudocereal. However unlike other cereals buckwheat is a fruit seed. It is widely consumed not just in India but across the globe because of its gluten free properties.

5 Health Benefits of Buckwheat Flour:

  1. Improves Heart Health: Man studies have proved that whole grains are essential for better heart health. A whole grain is rarely gluten free; hence buckwheat which is both can make for a good substitute for the other whole grains that are consumed regularly. Buckwheat is highly rich in protein and fibre which are extremely essential components of a healthy diet. It improves blood cholesterol level and also avoids the risk of heart diseases.
  2. Improves digestion: Buckwheat is incredibly rich in fibre which makes it great for the digestive system. The plant based fibre is rich in carbohydrates is very easy on the gut and ensures comfortable digestion. The fibre content in this flour helps the intestines to digest food effectively and help the food to move through the digestive tract easily.
  3. Aids in Weight Loss: Buckwheat is a great substitute for wheat which is not completely gluten free. It is a great addition to the diet since it is rich in protein and fibre which is essential for weight management. Regular intake of buckwheat leads to greater satiety and fewer calories.
  4. Balances diabetes: This whole grain unlike the others is gluten free and can be comfortably consumed by people with diabetes. The plant fibre is rich in carbohydrates which is an excellent source of energy and provides other essential minerals to the body.
  5. Prevents Gallstones: Whole grains like buckwheat are rich in fibre and regular intake of such foods help in avoiding the risk of having gallstones especially for women. The insoluble fibre that is present in buckwheat speeds the intestinal transit time which improves the overall health of the body.

Another interesting fact about buckwheat flour is that this ingredient has absolutely no side effects if consumed regularly. However people who are exclusive allergic to buckwheat flour should be extremely careful.

How to add Buckwheat to your diet?

As already mentioned buckwheat flour is considered a healthy alternative or a substitute for the regular wheat flour. Hence various varieties of food items can be prepared using this gluten free flour. Some of the ways in which this can be done are:

  1. A healthy spin to regular pancakes can be done using buckwheat flour. This is a great breakfast option and most preferred way to consume buckwheat.
  2. Noodles are also an available option. The noodles in the market are not very great for the gut as they contain refined four. Hence noodles made with buckwheat dough are amazing alternative.
  3. The regular puris and chapattis are also a convenient option. Regular consumption of these alternatives is great for the overall health of the human body.
  4. Buckwheat is great for baking as well. It can be used to make healthy breads ad wraps.
  5. A healthy walnut brownie can be easily made using buckwheat flour. This is a great option for all the health enthusiasts who cannot stop craving for some sinful baked goods.

The new wave of sustainable eating habits has opened a whole new market for organic variants of pretty much every edible produce and buckwheat is no exception. Many companies which make readymade buckwheat flour have also started making organic version of this pseudocereal. Markets are abounding with varieties of organic produce since they are extremely healthy.

Buckwheat flour grown in the Himalayas healthier than its counterparts owing to the natural climate and air quality. Hence the Himalayan organic buckwheat flour is a wonderful replacement to all purpose flour or wheat flour. This healthy flour is available at www.bigtokari.com. 

 

Wrap Up 

The pandemic has changed our food choices of people, now we are more interested in healthy options. Keeping the current situation in mind we are taking online orders for healthy Himalayan products that are delivered to your doorsteps, making it extremely easy for the you to order healthy organic buckwheat flour from the comfort of your home.

Buckwheat pakoras everyone must have tried! Have you every tried buckwheat brownie?? Let us know how do you like to include kuttu atta in your diet!

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