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Soba Buckwheat

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Buckwheat pollen was discovered in Japan as early as 4000 BC suggesting domestication of this plant likely occurred earlier than has been documented archeologically. 

One thing is for sure, ground into a flour this variety makes an excellent noodle! 

Buckwheat contains rutin , a medicinal chemical, known to have been used for vascular disorders.

Buckwheat is often counted as grain, though unlike most grains, they are not true grasses. Buckwheat is thus not related to true wheat. Buckwheat is a fast-growing, warm-season, succulent, broad-leaved annual attaining a height of 2 to 4 feet. It has one main stem with several smaller branches. Leaf shape is roughly triangular, and flowers are white, pink, or red. Seeds are of two types depending on the variety: large and dark-colored with triangular-shaped sides, or smaller and gray-colored, with a rounder shape.

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