Despite it’s name, buckwheat is not a grain at all. It is the seed of a flowering shrub, closely related to rhubarb, and is grown in many countries throughout the world. It’s seeds are rich in many of the minerals that are needed for healthy living – manganese, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, iron and zinc – as well as several B-vitamins, dietary fibre and resistant starch, which studies suggest may lower blood sugar level. They are also mucilaginous, meaning that once they are soaked and ground, they don’t require any binding agent to set during baking.
The original, and still the most popular, Superseed is coarsely ground, dense and full of flavour. Packed with buckwheat, black and white sesame, flax and sunflower seeds, it is almost sinfully healthy, with sea salt, water and a touch of turmeric being the only additional ingredients.