For recipe Saturday today, we have a short article from dLife about buckwheat. It’s the answer to a question from a reader who loves KIND bars and wants to know about the nutritional value of buckwheat (an ingredient in those bars).

Well, it turns out that buckwheat is a seed, not a grain (similar to quinoa) and therefore is gluten-free and a great alternative for anyone who is gluten-free or trying to minimize the amount of wheat they’re eating. Buckwheat is also high in fiber, full of vitamins and minerals and has many of the health benefits of whole grains. However, the article makes it clear that while buckwheat is good for you, it’s important to remember that KIND bars and other granola bars should be thought of more as a treat than a meal replacement because they can be high in sugar and total carbs. (People with diabetes should always keep an eye on the total carbohydrate line on the Nutrition Facts label of any food you’re eating!)

But there are a lot of other really healthy ways to incorporate buckwheat into your diet– and Huffington Post has several great-looking recipes that include buckwheat. Enjoy!


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