Gluten Free Organic Buckwheat Flour

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Description

Gluten Free Organic Buckwheat Flour is ground straight from the groat.

Organic Buckwheat flour has gained popularity because despite its name it is wheat free and does not naturally contain gluten.  Buckwheat flour is a fine powdery flour ground down from the groats.  Just one 25g serving is high in Fibre and a source of Magnesium and Manganese – as well as containing trace amounts of a whole host of vitamins and minerals.

These groats are actually seeds so buckwheat is a ‘psuedo-grain’ like quinoa and amaranth – a seed that we eat like a grain.  This versatile flour can be used in breads, cakes and pancakes for a gluten free alternative to traditional wheat based flours.  Buckwheat is nutrient rich and a great option for those looking for alternatives due to allergies or simply variety in their cooking.

Buckwheat is grown mainly in the Northern Hemisphere with Central and Eastern Europe being the best producers.  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: Netherlands/China

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

Nutritional Information

Gluten Free Buckwheat Flour is high in Fibre and a source of Magnesium and Manganese (per 25g serving)

Typical Nutrient Values: Amount per 100g: Amount per serving
(25g)
% Reference intake (RI) per serving
Energy 1403kj/355kcal 350kj/89kcal 4.45%
Fat 3.1g 0.78g 1.11%
of which saturates 0.7g 0.17g 0.85%
Carbohydrate 70.6g 17.7g 6.81%
of which sugars 2.6g 0.65g 0.72%
Fibre 10g 2.5g
Protein 12.6g 3.15g 6.3%
Salt Trace
Typical Vitamin/ Mineral Values: Amount per 100g: Amount per serving
(25g)
% Reference intake (RI) per serving
Thiamin (B1) 0.4mg 0.10mg 9.09%
Niacin (B3) 6.2mg 1.55mg 9.69%
Pyridoxine(B6) 0.6mg 0.15mg 10.7%
Magnesium 251mg 62.75mg 16.7%
Potassium 577mg 144.25mg 7.21%
Phosphorus 337mg 84.25mg 12.03%
Iron 4.1mg 1.02mg 7.32%
Zinc 3.1mg 0.78mg 7.75%
Copper 0.5mg 0.12mg 12%
Manganese 2mg 0.50mg 25%

Reference Intake (RI)

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

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. Buckwheat flour can be combined with bicarbonate of soda and vinegar to help it rise in vegan baking.
  2. This flour can be used to make really tasty muffins and combines well with other flours for a lighter texture.