Gluten Free Organic Buckwheat Flakes

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Description

Gluten Free Organic Buckwheat Flakes are light and simple to use.

Gluten Free Organic Buckwheat flakes are derived from whole buckwheat groats.  Buckwheat flakes are made by gently heating the hulled grain or ‘seed’ and then rolling flat . These versatile flakes can be used in breads, cakes and biscuits for a gluten free alternative to traditional wheat based flours.  Buckwheat flakes are nutrient rich and a great option for those looking for alternatives due to allergy or intolerance.

These nutritious flakes have gained popularity because despite the name they are naturally wheat free and do not contain gluten.  Buckwheat flakes are light flakes which are simple to use in the place of other breakfast grains or in baking.  Buckwheat is a ‘psuedo-grain’ like quinoa and amaranth – a seed that we eat like a grain.

Organic Buckwheat was first cultivated in 4000 BC in Europe but is also known for its popularity in Asia.  It is commonly found in Eastern European cuisine, with a porridge like dish called Kasha being one of Russians national dishes.  Kasha is served sweet or savoury as a side dish or main.

Origin: Lithuania

Allergen Information: Packed on premises that handle, tree nuts, sesame, soya, peanuts.

Nutritional Information

Organic Buckwheat Flakes (cooked) are a source of Manganese (per 90g serving)

Typical Nutrient Values of Cooked Buckwheat Flakes: Amount per 100g: Amount per serving
(90g)
% Reference intake (RI) per serving
Energy 385kj/92kcal 347kj/83kcal 4.14%
Fat 0.6g 0.54g 0.77%
of which saturates 0.1g 0.09g 0.45%
Carbohydrate 19.9g 17.91g 6.88%
of which sugars 0.9g 0.81g 0.90%
Fibre 2.7g 2.43g
Protein 3.4g 3.06g 6.12%
Salt 4mg 3.60mg 0.15%
Typical Vitamin/ Mineral Values: Amount per 100g: Amount per serving
(90g)
% Reference intake (RI) per serving
Manganese 0.40mg 0.36mg 18%

Reference Intake (RI)

The Reference Intake (RI) refers to the recommended daily amount of a specific nutrient.

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How to Cook Buckwheat Porridge

Gluten Free Organic Buckwheat Flakes can be used in a range of recipes including biscuits, muffins and cakes.  The most simple place to start is buckwheat flake porridge.  Simply combine all the ingredients in a pan and warm gently until you have  a soft porridge-like consistency.

  1. 3 to 4 tablespoonfuls buckwheat flakes
  2. 100 ml water/ milk
  3. 1 banana
  4. Blueberries
  5. Powdered cinnamon

Storage

For optimum freshness keep in a cool place away from moisture and direct sunlight.  Store in a tightly sealed bag or container.

Family Tips:

  1. These flakes can be used to make a really tasty muffins and combine well with gluten free flours for a lighter texture.
  2. Organic buckwheat flakes are a great nutrient rich alternative to oats if you want some variety in your porridge routine!
  3. They also work well as a muesli base or in place of oats in overnight bircher style breakfasts.