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The name "buckwheat" or "beech wheat" comes from its triangular seeds, which resemble the much larger seeds of the beech nut from the beech tree, and the fact that it is used like wheat. The word is a partial translation of Middle Dutch boecweite. Buckwheat refers to plants in two genera of the dicot family Polygonaceae: the Eurasian genus Fagopyrum, and the North American genus Eriogonum. The crop plant, common buckwheat, is Fagopyrum esculentum. Despite the common name and the grain-like use of the crop, buckwheat is not a cereal or grass. It is called a pseudocereal to emphasise that it is not related to wheat. Buckwheat contains rutin, a medicinal chemical that strengthens capillary walls, reducing hemorrhaging in people with high blood pressure and increasing microcirculation in people with chronic venous insufficiency. Dried buckwheat leaves for tea were manufactured in Europe under the brand name "Fagorutin." Buckwheat contains D-chiro-inositol, a component of the secondary messenger pathway for insulin signal transduction found to be deficient in Type 2 diabetes and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). It is being studied for use in treating type 2 diabetes. Research on D-chiro-inositol and PCOS has shown promising results.
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Buckwheat Flakes VeganGluten FreeFairtradeOrganicStock 36862 15Kg £47.01 Increase Decrease Increase Decrease 0N.B. this item is not splittable! add item

Wheat (Triticum spp.) is a worldwide cultivated grass from the Fertile Crescent region of the Near East. In 2007 world production of wheat was 607 million tons, making it the third most-produced cereal after maize (784 million tons) and rice (651 million tons). Wheat grain is a staple food used to make flour for leavened, flat and steamed breads; cookies, cakes, breakfast cereal, pasta, juice, noodles and couscous; and for fermentation to make beer, alcohol, vodka or biofuel. Wheat is planted to a limited extent as a forage crop for livestock, and the straw can be used as fodder for livestock or as a construction material for roofing thatch. Although wheat supplies much of the world's dietary protein and food supply, as many as one in every 100-200 people has Coeliac disease, a condition which results from an immune system response to a protein found in wheat: gluten. Much of the carbohydrate fraction of wheat is starch. Wheat starch is an important commercial product of wheat, but second in economic value to wheat gluten. The principal parts of wheat flour are gluten and starch. These can be separated in a kind of home experiment, by mixing flour and water to form a small ball of dough, and kneading it gently while rinsing it in a bowl of water. The starch falls out of the dough and sinks to the bottom of the bowl, leaving behind a ball of gluten
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Wheat Flakes VeganGluten FreeFairtradeOrganicStock 913 25Kg £13.90 Increase Decrease Increase Decrease 0N.B. this item is not splittable! add item
Wheat Flakes VeganGluten FreeFairtradeOrganicStock 916 25Kg £25.21 Increase Decrease Increase Decrease 0N.B. this item is not splittable! add item
Wheat Flakes VeganGluten FreeFairtradeOrganicStock 918 5Kg £5.80 Increase Decrease Increase Decrease 0N.B. this item is not splittable! add item

Wheat germ is a concentrated source of several essential nutrients including Vitamin E, folate (folic acid), phosphorus, thiamin, zinc and magnesium, as well as essential fatty acids and fatty alcohols. It is a good source of fibre. Along with bran, germ is often a by-product of the milling that produces refined grain products. Wheat germ oil, rice bran oil (germ), maize germ, and others may be used to extract vegetable oil or directly as a food-making ingredient. The germ is retained as an integral part of whole grains. During the making of white bread, flour that has had the germ removed is used. It can be added to protein shakes, casseroles, muffins, pancakes, cereals, yogurt, cookies, and other baked goods. It can go rancid if not properly stored in a refrigerator or freezer, and away from sunlight.
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Wheatgerm VeganGluten FreeFairtradeOrganicStock 81920 15Kg £26.15 Increase Decrease Increase Decrease 0N.B. this item is not splittable! add item

The name "buckwheat" or "beech wheat" comes from its triangular seeds, which resemble the much larger seeds of the beech nut from the beech tree, and the fact that it is used like wheat. The word is a partial translation of Middle Dutch boecweite. Buckwheat refers to plants in two genera of the dicot family Polygonaceae: the Eurasian genus Fagopyrum, and the North American genus Eriogonum. The crop plant, common buckwheat, is Fagopyrum esculentum. Despite the common name and the grain-like use of the crop, buckwheat is not a cereal or grass. It is called a pseudocereal to emphasise that it is not related to wheat. Buckwheat contains rutin, a medicinal chemical that strengthens capillary walls, reducing hemorrhaging in people with high blood pressure and increasing microcirculation in people with chronic venous insufficiency. Dried buckwheat leaves for tea were manufactured in Europe under the brand name "Fagorutin." Buckwheat contains D-chiro-inositol, a component of the secondary messenger pathway for insulin signal transduction found to be deficient in Type 2 diabetes and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). It is being studied for use in treating type 2 diabetes. Research on D-chiro-inositol and PCOS has shown promising results.
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Buckwheat Flour VeganGluten FreeFairtradeOrganicStock 24421 20Kg £82.35 Increase Decrease Increase Decrease 0N.B. this item is not splittable! add item
Buckwheat Flour VeganGluten FreeFairtradeOrganicStock 26005 5Kg £17.88 Increase Decrease Increase Decrease 0N.B. this item is not splittable! add item

Wheat germ is a concentrated source of several essential nutrients including Vitamin E, folate (folic acid), phosphorus, thiamin, zinc and magnesium, as well as essential fatty acids and fatty alcohols. It is a good source of fibre. Along with bran, germ is often a by-product of the milling that produces refined grain products. Wheat germ oil, rice bran oil (germ), maize germ, and others may be used to extract vegetable oil or directly as a food-making ingredient. The germ is retained as an integral part of whole grains. During the making of white bread, flour that has had the germ removed is used. It can be added to protein shakes, casseroles, muffins, pancakes, cereals, yogurt, cookies, and other baked goods. It can go rancid if not properly stored in a refrigerator or freezer, and away from sunlight.
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  • Gluten Free
  • Fairtrade
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Wheatgerm VeganGluten FreeFairtradeOrganicStock 1232 5Kg £11.33 Increase Decrease Increase Decrease 0N.B. this item is not splittable! add item
Wheatgerm VeganGluten FreeFairtradeOrganicStock 59246 1Kg £2.44 Increase Decrease Increase Decrease 0N.B. this item is not splittable! add item
Wheatgerm with added Bran VeganGluten FreeFairtradeOrganicStock 24030 20Kg £23.70 Increase Decrease Increase Decrease 0N.B. this item is not splittable! add item

The name "buckwheat" or "beech wheat" comes from its triangular seeds, which resemble the much larger seeds of the beech nut from the beech tree, and the fact that it is used like wheat. The word is a partial translation of Middle Dutch boecweite. Buckwheat refers to plants in two genera of the dicot family Polygonaceae: the Eurasian genus Fagopyrum, and the North American genus Eriogonum. The crop plant, common buckwheat, is Fagopyrum esculentum. Despite the common name and the grain-like use of the crop, buckwheat is not a cereal or grass. It is called a pseudocereal to emphasise that it is not related to wheat. Buckwheat contains rutin, a medicinal chemical that strengthens capillary walls, reducing hemorrhaging in people with high blood pressure and increasing microcirculation in people with chronic venous insufficiency. Dried buckwheat leaves for tea were manufactured in Europe under the brand name "Fagorutin." Buckwheat contains D-chiro-inositol, a component of the secondary messenger pathway for insulin signal transduction found to be deficient in Type 2 diabetes and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). It is being studied for use in treating type 2 diabetes. Research on D-chiro-inositol and PCOS has shown promising results.
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Kasha Roasted Buckwheat VeganGluten FreeFairtradeOrganicStock 16765 25Kg £81.99 Increase Decrease Increase Decrease 0N.B. this item is not splittable! add item
Raw Buckwheat VeganGluten FreeFairtradeOrganicStock 1382 25Kg £42.60 Increase Decrease Increase Decrease 0N.B. this item is not splittable! add item
Raw Buckwheat VeganGluten FreeFairtradeOrganicStock 48282 12.5Kg £52.46 Increase Decrease Increase Decrease 0N.B. this item is not splittable! add item
Raw Buckwheat VeganGluten FreeFairtradeOrganicStock 1383 5Kg £11.08 Increase Decrease Increase Decrease 0N.B. this item is not splittable! add item
Raw Buckwheat VeganGluten FreeFairtradeOrganicStock 42259 1Kg £2.39 Increase Decrease Increase Decrease 0N.B. this item is not splittable! add item

The name "buckwheat" or "beech wheat" comes from its triangular seeds, which resemble the much larger seeds of the beech nut from the beech tree, and the fact that it is used like wheat. The word is a partial translation of Middle Dutch boecweite. Buckwheat refers to plants in two genera of the dicot family Polygonaceae: the Eurasian genus Fagopyrum, and the North American genus Eriogonum. The crop plant, common buckwheat, is Fagopyrum esculentum. Despite the common name and the grain-like use of the crop, buckwheat is not a cereal or grass. It is called a pseudocereal to emphasise that it is not related to wheat. Buckwheat contains rutin, a medicinal chemical that strengthens capillary walls, reducing hemorrhaging in people with high blood pressure and increasing microcirculation in people with chronic venous insufficiency. Dried buckwheat leaves for tea were manufactured in Europe under the brand name "Fagorutin." Buckwheat contains D-chiro-inositol, a component of the secondary messenger pathway for insulin signal transduction found to be deficient in Type 2 diabetes and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). It is being studied for use in treating type 2 diabetes. Research on D-chiro-inositol and PCOS has shown promising results.
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  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Fairtrade
  • Organic
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Buckwheat Flakes VeganGluten FreeFairtradeOrganicStock 16777 6x500g £15.10 Increase Decrease Increase Decrease 0N.B. this item is not splittable! add item
Buckwheat Flour VeganGluten FreeFairtradeOrganicStock 41691 6x500g £12.27 Increase Decrease Increase Decrease 0N.B. this item is not splittable! add item
Kasha Roasted Buckwheat VeganGluten FreeFairtradeOrganicStock 16769 6x500g £12.01 Increase Decrease Increase Decrease 0N.B. this item is not splittable! add item
Raw Buckwheat VeganGluten FreeFairtradeOrganicStock 1860 6x500g £8.33 Increase Decrease Increase Decrease 0N.B. this item is not splittable! add item

Wheat (Triticum spp.) is a worldwide cultivated grass from the Fertile Crescent region of the Near East. In 2007 world production of wheat was 607 million tons, making it the third most-produced cereal after maize (784 million tons) and rice (651 million tons). Wheat grain is a staple food used to make flour for leavened, flat and steamed breads; cookies, cakes, breakfast cereal, pasta, juice, noodles and couscous; and for fermentation to make beer, alcohol, vodka or biofuel. Wheat is planted to a limited extent as a forage crop for livestock, and the straw can be used as fodder for livestock or as a construction material for roofing thatch. Although wheat supplies much of the world's dietary protein and food supply, as many as one in every 100-200 people has Coeliac disease, a condition which results from an immune system response to a protein found in wheat: gluten. Much of the carbohydrate fraction of wheat is starch. Wheat starch is an important commercial product of wheat, but second in economic value to wheat gluten. The principal parts of wheat flour are gluten and starch. These can be separated in a kind of home experiment, by mixing flour and water to form a small ball of dough, and kneading it gently while rinsing it in a bowl of water. The starch falls out of the dough and sinks to the bottom of the bowl, leaving behind a ball of gluten
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  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Fairtrade
  • Organic
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Wheat Flakes VeganGluten FreeFairtradeOrganicStock 1768 6x500g £4.86 Increase Decrease Increase Decrease 0N.B. this item is not splittable! add item

Wheat germ is a concentrated source of several essential nutrients including Vitamin E, folate (folic acid), phosphorus, thiamin, zinc and magnesium, as well as essential fatty acids and fatty alcohols. It is a good source of fibre. Along with bran, germ is often a by-product of the milling that produces refined grain products. Wheat germ oil, rice bran oil (germ), maize germ, and others may be used to extract vegetable oil or directly as a food-making ingredient. The germ is retained as an integral part of whole grains. During the making of white bread, flour that has had the germ removed is used. It can be added to protein shakes, casseroles, muffins, pancakes, cereals, yogurt, cookies, and other baked goods. It can go rancid if not properly stored in a refrigerator or freezer, and away from sunlight.
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  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Fairtrade
  • Organic
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Wheatgerm with added Bran VeganGluten FreeFairtradeOrganicStock 24109 6x500g £5.66 Increase Decrease Increase Decrease 0N.B. this item is not splittable! add item

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