It’s Pancake Day, but if you’ve got a wheat/gluten intolerance or allergy you won’t be able to indulge, right?

Wrong! Because a fantastic substitute for wheat flour is buckwheat. 

It’s a common misconception that buckwheat is a cereal grain, but it’s actually a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb and sorrel. Buckwheat also has a rich supply of flavonoids that help to fight against many diseases.

Benefits of eating buckwheat

  • Can help to lower cholesterol and high blood pressure.
  • Can prevent heart disease.
  • Its nutrients may contribute to regulating blood sugar, giving us a lower risk of developing Diabetes.
  • Buckwheat is a good source of magnesium.
  • Eaten regularly, the insoluble fibre helps us avoid gallstones and reduces the risk of breast cancer and childhood asthma.
  • It contains antioxidants equivalent to or more than fruit and veg.

And the good news is that you can now buy buckwheat pancake mixes from most health food shops.

Bring on the pancakes!

Sibel XX