Buckwheat Shoots

Buckwheat is not a wheat at all but an herb!

a very mild-flavoured & tender shoot

Harvested

(rough estimate due to natural conditions {weather, pests etc})

June, July, August, September, October Buckwheat

Benefits of Buckwheat

  • high in fibre, manganese, magnesium, copper and zinc, which boost the  immune system.
  • alkalizing shoots also contain a very high amino acid count including lysine, which promotes collagen production within the body.

  • rich in vitamin B factors like choline and inositol
  • contain vitamins A, C, K, folate, phosphorous, copper, thiamine, pantothenic acid, calcium and iron.

Storage Tips

  • They should be rinsed just before use.
  • they degrade quickly when wet.
  • If you get them home and there is condensation (wetness) in the bag, make sure to insert a piece of towel or switch them to a dry bag so they will keep well.
  • They will store well covered (in a bag or container) in your fridge for a long time, but are best enjoyed within a week of when you buy them.

Culinary Tips

  • Add these sprouts to a salad or sandwich to add a light lemony taste and some great colour
  • Buckwheat Shoots lend themselves well to being a topping on everything, like soups, salads, stir-fry, pizza.