Buckwheat


Buckwheat is made from buckwheat commonly called „tatarka”. Buckwheat contains a lot of proteins, carbohydrates and minerals. Proteins from this groats are more nutritious that grain proteins, and as nutritious and digestible as bean proteins.

Buckwheat contains vitamins B1 and PP as well as minerals : calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium. The plant comes from the polygonum family. It has white or pink flowers gathered in panicles, triangle leaves, heart-shaped or arrow-shaped and the fruit is similar to a nut.

Buckwheat has been grown for more than four thousand years. At first it was grown in the north of India and then in China, Japan and Middle Asia. At the beginning of the firs millennium before Christ, buckwheat was brought through Iran to Transcaucasia , in Poland and in the Lublin region buckwheat only appeared in the XVth century. From that time on, it became a traditional Polish dish. The Lublin region was a Polish pioneer in the production of buckwheat.