24 Jun Purple Buckwheat Porridge
Despite its name, buckwheat is not related to wheat with the added benefit of being gluten-free. It’s technically a fruit that produces grain-like seeds, called groats. The seeds’ tough outer layer is removed and the seeds are crushed and these are how the groats are produced.
How Buckwheat Benefits Children’s Health
Buckwheat is an excellent source of fibre to support digestion and prevent constipation. Plus the B-group vitamins, including riboflavin – vital for red blood cell formation.
Buckwheat is rich in various antioxidant plant compounds, which are responsible for many of its health benefits. In fact,
Here are some of buckwheat’s main plant compounds
Rutin. The main antioxidant polyphenol in buckwheat, rutin may lower your risk of cancer and improve inflammation, blood pressure, and your blood lipid profile.
Quercetin. Found in many plant foods, quercetin is an antioxidant that may have a variety of beneficial health effects,
Inositol. This is a unique type of soluble carb that reduces blood sugar levels and may benefit diabetes management. Buckwheat is the richest food source of this plant compound.
Purple Buckwheat Porridge
Children's Nutritionist - Approved Recipe
Buckwheat has become a popular food. It is gluten-free and a good source of fibre, and rich in minerals and various plant compounds.
Place the buckwheat in a bowl and over with enough water to cover the grouts. Add the lemon juice and stir. Cover the bowl with a tea towel and place in a warm, dry place for 12 hours or overnight.
Rinse the groats under cold running water and place in a saucepan with the coconut milk, banana, blueberries and ground cinnamon and bring to the boil.
Reduce heat and allow to simmer for 5 minutes, frequently stirring. You can add water to adjust the consistency if needed.
Turn off the heat, and cover with a lid and leave to rest for 5 minutes.
Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Freeze: Not suitable