Sprouted buckwheat would be groats, no beans. Buckwheat is commonly referred to as a grain but it's really not a grain. (And it has no relationship to what, BTW.) Buckwheat groats are very tasty and very nutritious. They have a decent amount of protein, much like other grains.
So I'm going to try out this new vegan restraunt and the dish I saw was a Buckwheat Bean Burrito and it consists of Sprouted buckwheat beans, Fresh greens, tomatoeand sweet onion in a fiesta spinach pepper wrap. I'm wondering if thats too much starch and not enough protein in a meal. I usually eat my grain like rice etc... with beans or tofu some type of protein.
Buckwheat gets about 15% of its calories from protein according to Nutrition Facts. That puts it in the same ballpark as most beans. The protein also appears to be a good source, but that's from Burkitt Mills, which grows buckwheat. :) Buckwheat also appears to contain all 8 essential amino acids, which is pretty cool.
So your buckwheat bean burrito sounds like a great choice!
Oh, and I LOVE buckwheat. :) Sprouted, roasted (kasha), as buckwheat pancakes - yum!!
Buckwheat groats can be used as a delicious breakfast. I soak 1/4 cup with 1/8 cup raw cashews in water over night. Then in the morning I throw this in the food processor with 1/2 apple, one carrot, some cinnamin, and some vanilla. It's makes a hearty, healthy breakfast that fills me up.
The buckwheat pancakes sound yummy.
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