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 Teatime is a decadent treat for the healthy eater. Made with sun-dried raisins, spiced with cinnamon and ginger, and sweetened with natural stevia extract, it’s like a slice of toasted hot-cross bun, ready to enjoy with a cup of tea…whenever you feel the need!