buckwheat. while it sounds like it would be completely forbidden to those of us with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease, it actually is free and clear from wheat and gluten. and it's really healthy! buckwheat is grain-like, but is actually more closely related to rhubarb than any grain. it is rich in antioxidants, minerals, and contains high quality plant proteins. you could try out this great fruit in products such as gluten free baking, nutrient-rich, slow-cooked breakfast ceraels, and even in soba noodles as pasta - but beware, some soba noodles include wheat-derived products as well so be sure to get a gf product! and yes, i called it a fruit!
wheatberries. this is actually the name for the whole wheat kernel, minus the hull - so that includes the bran, the germ, and the endosperm. in other words, wheatberries are the embodiment of gluten. stay away my friends!!!
how crazy is that!? wheatberries are not at all a fruit, but are made of wheat. and buckwheat isn't at all connected with wheat, but is actually a fruit!
and this is why we need to work together on this challenging task of being gluten free!!
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