Q – Can I have Buckwheat?
A – Yes – as a carb in Phase 2. Despite the name, buckwheat is not wheat. It’s sometimes called a pseudo-cereal. It’s also gluten-free, which makes it a useful carb in Phase 2 for people with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Buckwheat can come in various forms. Buckwheat ‘flour’ can be used as wheat flour would be in many recipes. Buckwheat groats are the hulled seeds of the buckwheat plant and they can be steam cooked like rice or quinoa. If you do an internet search for buckwheat recipes, you’ll see how versatile buckwheat is.