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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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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!