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The common buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) plant is a pseudo-cereal grown for its unique ability to out-compete other plants for sun, soil, and water. It packs these nutrients into leaves, stems, flowers, and fruits. The fruits are a grainlike staple, but juice from the plant material is a perfect source for essential nutrients and bioactive compounds.
Read more about buckwheat as a “super pseudograin.”
Other materials in the Color of Food series include:
- Color of Food Overview
- Fruits and Vegetables
- Featured Crops: Nutrient and Phytonutrient Profiles: