What is Buckwheat?
Buckwheat Fagopyrum Esculentum) is an annual broad leaf summer crop. Buckwheat requires a cool wet growing season to produce high quality grain. Buckwheat (not related to wheat) is gluten free, high in magnesium and has a balanced amino acid profile. Buckwheat is also low GI, making it a very healthy alternative to commonly used gluten free flours such as rice flour, potato starch and tapioca starch. Buckwheat is botanically a fruit and requires careful harvesting, processing and storage to ensure purity, mild flavour, optimum nutrition and high baking quality. The buckwheat flour and kernels are freshly dehulled and milled ensuring a mild sweet flavour, high nutrition and optimum baking qualities. Our supply of buckwheat flour and kernels are endorsed by Coeliac Australia.
Our Buckwheat Flour & Kernels are sourced from Australian Farmers:
Australian buckwheat farmers practise Sustainable Farming. They use no-till farming methods to control weeds. The buckwheat farmer’s grain is tested each year for chemical residues. It is 100% Australian grown buckwheat grown using Sustainable Farming methods. The buckwheat is not grown organically. Please be aware that “Australian Certified Organic” does not necessarily mean “Product of Australia”. Check your packaging to ensure you are buying Product of Australia. Read the small print.
The Buckwheat Flour is milled in a gluten free, nut free mill. The Buckwheat Flour is tested Chemical Residue Free and Gluten Free.
Note: Re Organic Buckwheat
The majority of buckwheat flour and kernels currently for sale in Australia are imported organic, mainly from China. Buckwheat is botanically a fruit and imported buckwheat could be many years old, affecting it’s flavour and nutritional value. Please be aware that “Australian Certified Organic” does not necessarily mean “Product of Australia“. Read the small print. Please check the packaging to ensure you are buying Product of Australia.
Buckwheat flour can be used for crepes, pancakes, cakes, desserts, biscuits, bread, pasta and soba noodles. Buckwheat flour is gluten free.