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Tokyo Buckwheat

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Tokyo Buckwheat (120 days)

  1 gram of seed or about 30 seeds.

Tokyo is an older variety of buckwheat. Tokyo has med-large seeds and that mature in mid season.  Commonly used in Japan for many years, Tokyo is still very popular in Soba flour. 

Tokyo buckwheat is one of the best sources of high-quality, easily digestible proteins in the plant kingdom. Its 74% protein absorption rate makes Tokyo an excellent meat substitute. Buckwheat is also very high in carbohydrates (80%) and in antioxidants as well as in numerous minerals and vitamins such as zinc, copper, and niacin.
 

  Cultivar mean±SD
Assay Mancan Manor Tokyo
Moisture (%) 16.2±0.9 10.1±0.2 10.9±0.1
Proteinz (%) 14.2±0.6 14.6±0.3 11.9±0.4
Crude Fiber (%) 1.57±0.30 1.21±0.03 1.57±0.10
Ash (%) 1.85±0.01 1.66±0.01 1.39±0.01
Lipidsy (%) 2.6±0.3 2.2 ±0.3 2.1±0.2
Carbohydratesx (%) 79.8±1.6 80.3±0.8 83.0±1.1
K (%) 0.44±0.01 0.42±0.01 0.41±0.01
P (%) 0.36±0.02 0.35±0.01 0.26±0.02
Mg (%) 0.21±0.01 0.20±0.01 0.20±0.01
Ca (ppm) 180.5±7.4 180.5±10.6 220.5±6.5
Fe (ppm) 24.8±1.8 21.4±0.3 21.2±0.9
Zn (ppm) 23.4±0.4 22.0±1.6 22.8±1.1
Mn (ppm) 10.2±0.2 10.0±0.5 10.2±0.4
Cu (ppm) 4.6±0.3 3.7±0.1 4.3±0.2

zN x 6.25.
ySoxhlet, petroleum ether for 8 h.
xBy difference.   
This chart if from Purdue University by G. Mazza

 

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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