Buckwheat microgreens flavor is mild and somewhat of a tangy variety. Buckwheat shoots work great in smoothies, mixed with salads or used on top of sandwiches and wraps. So besides the taste and gluten-free benefits, why is buckwheat a good microgreen? Studies have been conducted indicating buckwheat microgreens have anti-inflammatory properties.
Buckwheat shoots also have high levels of rutin. Rutin is a bioflavinoid and power anti-oxidant. Rutin helps build collagen and has been shown to prevent atherosclerosis by keeping artery walls flexible. Rutin along with lecithin (also in buckwheat sprouts), helps with lowering LDL cholesterol. Buckwheat microgreens are also one of the few plants that contain all essential amino acids making it a complete protein. This is a great addition to those eating a vegan diet. It also represents a good food to utilize for dieting especially those on low carb or keto diets. So give buckwheat microgreens a try, the nutrition benefits and flavor make it a powerful super food.