A pseudocereal, the fruit of the herb Fagopyrum esculentum, which is not a grass; also known as Saracen corn and, when cooked, as kasha (Russian). Siberian or kangra buckwheat (tatary) is F. tataricum. Buckwheat is unsuitable for bread making, and is eaten as the cooked grain or a porridge, or baked into pancakes. A 100‐g portion is a good source of protein, niacin, and vitamin B1; a source of vitamin B2; supplies 350 kcal (1 470 kJ).
Subjects: Medicine and Health — Cookery, Food, and Drink.