Takane Ruby Buckwheat

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

A brilliant bright ruby red flowering superfood from the Himalayas. Pink flowering buckwheat is a rare and wonderous pseudo grain. Blankets of pink can be seen blooming high in the Himalayas. In the late 1980s a professor from Shinshu University in Japan collected seeds for a unique pink/red flowering buckwheat from Yunnan China, at about 12,000 feet elevation. The professor selected and perfected this variety, and the signature pink blanketed fields can now be found in Nara prefecture Japan. Japanese farmers quickly embraced this as a stunning cover crop, much more beautiful than white buckwheat. Tourism in the area to see the pink buckwheat fields has skyrocketed. The seeds are ground into a flour for soba noodles and can also be sprouted for a highly nutrious microgreen. In Japan, buckwheat is also brewed into tea and made into cookies. Honey from bees who fed on ruby buckwheat was analyzed by Shinshu university and shown to contain 100 times the antioxidant effect of regular honey.

Collections: Vegetable Seeds

Category: Veggies, Wheat

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