Yummy buckwheat


You already know that Masha'a favorite porridge is oatmeal and it is very healthy for children. Also you know that bear's favorite porridge is porridge with rice. Today we will tell you about buckwheat that bees love so much.

Buckwheat, which is commonly found in raw food diet recipes, has a slightly deceptive name that can easily cause confusion. Buckwheat is not wheat, nor is it related to wheat. Like many of the other so-called "whole grains," buckwheat is not technically a grain nor a cereal. Buckwheat is derived from the seeds of a flowering plant.  A seed used extensively in eastern European cooking, buckwheat flour is traditionally used to make blinis (small pancakes eaten with caviar). In Italy it is sometimes used to make gnocchi. Buckwheat pasta is the basis of the famous pizzocheri, a northern Italian dish traditionally made with potatoes, cabbage and cheese.

From buckwheat people even do honey. Buckwheat honey has a deep, dark brown color, pungent, strong molasses like earthy flavor and is high in mineral content and antioxidant compounds. When Masha is coughing Bear gives her syrup with buckwheat honey. It helps her to treat a cough quite effectively. 

Buckwheat hulls are used as filling for pillows and zafu. Bear has so many pillows filled with them. And it brings so much joy to sleep on them.

Now darlings you know almost everything about this special plant! Surprise your friends with everything you have learnt today!  

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