Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Blueberry Cobbler With Buckwheat Crust

I made a blueberry cobbler with a buckwheat crust tonight--- It was super yummy. i am always expermenting with new
ingredients. Buckwheat was super easy to use and according to Dr Andrew Weil, it is a nutritional powerhouse.

"Buckwheat provides vitamins B1 and B2, the minerals potassium, magnesium, phosphate and iron (buckwheat contains more iron than cereal grains), and it has nearly twice the amount of the amino acid lysine found in rice. Buckwheat bran (farinetta) contains rutin, a flavonoid known to reduce cholesterol, lower blood pressure and maintain the strength and flexibility of capillaries. A recently discovered compound in buckwheat called fagopyritol seems to have potential to help manage type II diabetes." - Dr. Weil on buckwheat

1 comment:

  1. Awwwwww. No recipe, especially for the rust? :-(

    I love baking with buckwheat, and a combination of buckwheat & ground GF oats makes my favorite pancakes (sweetened with a little maple syrup, which I find is delicious with buckwheat). Another interesting note about buckwheat: along with quinoa, amaranth & millet, it does not "feed yeast," so is a perfect grain sub for those with candida issues. - Cheryl in NC