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Ayurvedic Perspective on Buckwheat Flour

Buckwheat, also known as Kasha, is a seed that is becoming increasingly popular due to its gluten free qualities and nutritional benefits 🌞 They are high in protein, magnesium, manganese, essential amino acid and fibre. So delicious too! Similar to Quinoa and Amaranth, buckwheat is a pseudocereal, meaning it is a non-grass cereal.

Ayurvedic Qualities
Buckwheat is particularly beneficial for Kapha dosha, as it has qualities of drying and heating 🔥 which balance the cold and wet 💧 qualities of Kapha. The diuretic qualities help to remove excess water in the body. Great for those who may feel a bit of water retention, congestion and sluggishness with the onset of Spring!

Those with a Pitta predominant constitution may want to use Buckwheat in moderation, as it can be too heating. Also, the light qualities of the grain can aggravate Vata dosha in excess but can be coupled with vata pacifying foods and spices such as Ghee and Vata Churna.

Benefits of Buckwheat
Buckwheat helps to control blood sugar, making it great for those with Diabetes. It also is known to aid weight loss, decreasing blood pressure and improving circulation.

How to use Buckwheat flour
Makes amazing pancakes! Just substitute the buckwheat flour and you’ll have a gluten free alternative for your recipes. Below is our favourite chapati recipe with buckwheat flour.

Buckwheat Chapati Recipe

Ingredients
* 2 cups of flour (we prefer equal parts of buckwheat, barley and spelt)
* 3/4 cup warm water
* 1-2 tablespoons of ghee or sesame oil
* Himalayan pink salt to taste
* Optional: Roasted cumin, fennel seeds and/or ajwain seeds

Mix all the dry ingredients and add warm water. Knead well until the dough is soft. Best if you let the dough rest for 30 minutes and knead again. Make large walnut size balls and roll them on a floured board until they become very thin. Heat a frying pan at medium to hot temperature and cook the chapatis on each side for about 30 seconds.

If you have any questions you are welcome to email us at info@lakshmiayurveda.com.au or call/text 0406 810 547. Enjoy your buckwheat! 🌿

* 𝘗𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘪𝘮𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘛𝘎𝘈. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘪𝘢𝘨𝘯𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘢𝘯 𝘈𝘺𝘶𝘳𝘷𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘤 𝘱𝘩𝘺𝘴𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘯. 𝘞𝘦 𝘥𝘰 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘨𝘶𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘶𝘮𝘦 𝘯𝘰 𝘭𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘭 𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘰𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘺, 𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘺 𝘰𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘭𝘴.

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