Even thought the word 'wheat' is in its name, there is no gluten in buckwheat. Bob (of Bob's Red Mill) wants people to know that, "Buckwheat is one of the best sources of protein in the plant kingdom. Buckwheat is not a grass, though it is treated like a cereal crop. The outer husk is pulled away and the grain-like fruit is harvested and eaten.
Buckwheat is very nutritious, making it popular in many nations across the globe. Its high fiber content keeps the digestive system healthy and helps slow down the rate of glucose absorption, which makes it a healthy option for those with diabetes. It is also a good source of manganese, magnesium, and copper, all of which support the immune system.
For a delicious, hot cereal, bring 3 cups water and 1/4 teaspoon salt to a boil. Add 1 cup cereal, turn heat down, cover and cook for 10 minutes. Makes 2-1/2 cups. Serve with honey and brown sugar and milk. Add dried fruits and nuts to boost your breakfast or get exotic by adding a swirl of peanut butter and a handful of chocolate chips."