How to Eat Buckwheat Raw

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Despite its name, buckwheat is not related to wheat, cereals or grasses of any kind. Buckwheat is a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb and sorrel, which is why some people choose buckwheat as a substitute in response to wheat and gluten allergies. The flowers from buckwheat are very fragrant when they bloom and produce a strong flavored honey. If you are wondering how to eat buckwheat in raw form, you can try using it in a special porridge recipe. Buckwheat is an energizing and nutritious plant food that is available all year. It can also be served as alternative to rice.

Things You'll Need

  • Large bowl
  • 4 cups of water
  • 2 bowls for serving
  • 2 cups raw buckwheat groats
  • 1/3 cup agave nectar
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • Sea salt
  • Food processor
  • Strainer
  • Fruit
  • Knife
  • Almond milk
  • Soak 2 cups of buckwheat groats for at least eight hours overnight in a bowl filled with 4 cups of water.

  • Remove the groats from the water and dehydrate them by straining them with a strainer. Spread them out to dry on a plate or paper towel.

  • Place the raw buckwheat groats into a food processor after they have dried.

  • Measure out 1/3 cup of agave nectar. Pour the nectar into the food processor with the buckwheat groats.

  • Add 1 1/2 tsp. of vanilla extract, 1/2 tsp. of ground cinnamon and a pinch of sea salt to the goats and nectar. In place of the cinnamon, you can alternatively add 1 tbsp. of raw cacao powder.

  • Blend the mixture in the food processor, opening it up and scraping the sides every once in a while to make sure all the groats are blended well. The buckwheat should resemble the texture of oatmeal once it has been fully blended.

  • Pour equal amounts of the mixture into two bowls.

  • Cut up some fruit into small pieces. You can use apples, bananas or different types of berries.

  • Garnish the buckwheat porridge with your fruit pieces. Pour a dash of almond milk or other nut milk on top of the fruit and porridge for extra flavoring.

Tips & Warnings

  • Store any extra buckwheat porridge or groats in a container and place it in your fridge. It will last up to a couple of weeks.
  • You can soak the buckwheat for just one hour, but you will be able to digest it better when you soak for a longer period of time.

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