Buckwheat flour is not only considered to be a very valuable dietary product, but also has a number of very healthy properties. It has an original pleasant taste, it contains a lot of vitamins, and the consistency of buckwheat flour is almost the same as that of wheat. But at the same time, buckwheat flour is much more useful. Therefore, dishes from it should be prepared as often as possible for those who practice healthy eating.
Buckwheat, which is now one of the most popular cereals in our country, is "native" from Asia. But if porridge is prepared from it very often and almost everything, then baking from buckwheat flour is already a less common product. The article below provides information on how buckwheat flour is useful, as well as a number of recipes for dietary dishes in which it is included.
Buckwheat flour contains many useful macro- and microelements and vitamins for the body. It is essential for health. B vitamins, as well as E, FROM, PP. This product contains iron, zinc, potassium, calcium, iodine, sodium, copper, phosphorus, sulfur, fluorine, magnesium, etc. Its composition allows you to get great benefits for the body. Therefore, buckwheat flour should be included in the diet regularly. Moreover, you can find interesting diet recipes from buckwheat flour on the net in large quantities.
No buckwheat flour gluten free, therefore, it can be safely given to babies whose digestive system perceives this product well. In addition, this product is dietary, and therefore products from it can be prepared for those who seek to lose weight or switch to a healthy diet. Equally important is the fact that in its composition there are many dietary fibers - pectin, lignin, hemicelluloseand pulppositively affecting digestion processes. But there is very little fat in it. If you regularly include dishes from this product in the diet, this will help to cleanse the body of toxins and excess fluid.
It is recommended to cook them more often for people suffering from diseases of the heart, blood vessels, digestive system, diabetes. It is recommended for obesitybowel problems. Buckwheat flour made from buckwheat at home is especially useful. In this case, the most useful, natural product is obtained. Indeed, during the manufacturing process, buckwheat is initially peeled from the husk, namely, it contains the largest number of useful components. When preparing it at home, the husk is grinded, and, therefore, all useful properties are preserved.
Thus, with regular consumption of buckwheat flour, a number of positive effects can be noted, namely:
- normalization of the state of the nervous system and brain function;
- strengthening immunity;
- activation of metabolic processes;
- improved blood circulation, decreased performance cholesterol, level up hemoglobin;
- activation of renewal of the skin, a positive effect on the hair and nails;
- improving digestion, digestion, normalizing the function of the pancreas and intestines, getting rid of constipation.
Regular introduction to the diet of dishes with this component and the replacement of buckwheat wheat flour will make it possible after some time to note positive changes in the state of the body.
Use this product for other purposes.
- Cosmetic use - used to prepare masks for acne, to eliminate oily sheen.
- For medicinal purposes - used as a choleretic agent, adding 1 tbsp. l product in a glass of kefir. Such a mixture should be left overnight, and eat in the morning on an empty stomach. At atherosclerosis jelly is made from it, adding 2.5 tbsp. l flour in a glass of water. For treatment pancreatitis and pancreatic diseases use a mixture of honey, ground buckwheat and ground walnuts. In addition, this natural product is very beneficial for patients with diabetessince it has a relatively low glycemic index(54).
Buckwheat flour is used for the first feeding to babies. As a rule, they introduce it after the child reaches six months, preparing cereals in water or milk. This product in most cases does not provoke severe allergic manifestations and is well accepted by babies.
Like a diet product
100 g of this product contains 340 kilocalories, but still it is widely used in the diet. 100 g of the product contains 13.5 g of protein, 1.3 g of fat, 70.6 g of carbohydrates. From buckwheat flour, you can cook a lot of different diet dishes, very tasty.
In addition, buckwheat effectively cleanses the body of toxins, which positively affects the overall well-being and the process of losing weight. Therefore, such recipes should be used by those who practice healthy eating.
Although this product is very useful and recommended for consumption, as a dietary one, it must be borne in mind that in some people with individual intolerance it can provoke allergic reaction. In addition, when consuming dishes from buckwheat flour, intestinal cramps may develop, gas formation may intensify.
Do not consume this product when Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome.
How to make at home?
This product is very simple to prepare. To do this, initially you need to rinse the buckwheat well and thoroughly clean it from various debris and impurities. After pouring the cereal on a sieve, it is good to dry it, and then immerse it in a food processor or other device.
What is made of it?
You can cook them of this product with a wide variety of dishes - both sweet pastries, and many dishes for a daily diet. Baking is practically no different from wheat, but at the same time it is much more healthy. You can cook the following dishes:
- bread and others
Ground buckwheat products have an airy structure, so they taste very good and look appetizing.
Features of the dough
It is important to consider some features of the preparation of dough from ground buckwheat.
- She "absorbs" a lot of liquid - water, milk, kefir. But still, in the end, the dishes come out a bit dry. To avoid this, it is important to let the dough brew for about half an hour, and only then start baking products.
- It makes no sense to add yeast to such products, since there is no buckwheat gluten free, and the dough will not rise normally.
- When mixing buckwheat and wheat flour, this should be done in a ratio of 1: 3 or 1: 2. If in the recipe to use only ground buckwheat, you will have to add eggs as a binder.
One of the most popular dishes from this product is buckwheat diet cookies. It is very important that buckwheat cookies are reasonably acceptable during a diet. There are many recipes that are easy to bring to life.
Dried fruit biscuits
Components: buckwheat flour - 200 g, egg - 1 pc., prunes, raisins, dried apricots - 30 g each, honey - 1 tbsp. l
Cooking. First you need to finely chop the dried fruits. They can be chopped with a knife or a blender - if desired. Then mix all the ingredients and mix them thoroughly. You may need to add a little more flour if the mixture is too thin. Put the mixture on a parchment with a spoon and bake for 20 minutes. at 180 gr.
Components: flour - (wheat - 100 g, buckwheat - 150 g), egg - 1 pc., sugar - 100 g, butter - 125 g, baking powder - 10 g.
Cooking. Mix flour, sugar and baking powder. Chop the butter into pieces, add to the mixture and mix with your fingers. Add the egg to the mixture, mix well again. Stand the dough for one hour in the refrigerator. Roll out the dough to a thickness of 7 mm, cut out cookies with cookie cutters and put on parchment paper. Bake for up to 20 minutes. at a temperature of 180 gr.
Components: buckwheat flour - 110 g, eggs - 2 pcs., vegetable oil - 2 tbsp. l, vanillin - 2 g, soda - half a teaspoon, sesame - to taste.
Cooking. Beat eggs and sugar until lush. The amount of sugar can be reduced at will. Mix flour and soda, add this mixture to the egg mass. By adding vegetable oil, knead the dough. Pour sesame into it and form cookies with wet hands. Put the formed cookies on parchment and bake for about 15 minutes. It is important to note that these cookies bake very quickly, so the baking process must be carefully monitored.
There are no eggs and butter in this baking, so it comes out very light, and there are few calories in it.
Components: buckwheat - 1 cup, kefir - 150 ml, honey - 1 tbsp. l., olive oil - 1 tbsp. l., rye bran - 1 tbsp. l., sesame, two medium apples.
Cooking. First you need to grind a glass of buckwheat and mix it with peeled, grated apples, bran, kefir and honey. Mix the dough thoroughly and leave for 20 minutes. The dough should be viscous - if necessary, you can add a little kefir. Then form cakes from the dough and sprinkle them with sesame seeds. Bake one hour at a temperature of 150 gr.
Components: buckwheat flour - 200 g, buckwheat honey - 100 g, eggs - 2 pcs., butter - 100 g, dried fruits, cinnamon, ginger.
Cooking. ATbeat with a whisk until a homogeneous mass of eggs and honey. Add flour, ginger, cinnamon to the mass and knead the dough with a spoon. Leave the mixture for 30 minutes. Next, you need to form balls that can be sprinkled with ginger and cinnamon, lay dried fruits on top.
To prepare dietary pancakes from buckwheat flour, you can use both snack bars and sweet ones. They also contain relatively few calories and are considered a dietary dish. In many recipes, it is recommended to add a little wheat flour to the pancake dough, as there is little gluten in buckwheat. However, there are recipes that do not include such additives.
Components: buckwheat flour - 150 g, egg - 1 pc., honey - 1 tsp, warm water - 200 ml, soda, quenched with vinegar - a pinch, olive oil - 1 tsp; low-fat cottage cheese with dried fruits, low-fat meat, fruits or berries are suitable for minced meat.
Cooking. In water you need to add soda and honey, mix. Pour in oil, beat in eggs and mix everything with a mixer. Ground buckwheat is gradually introduced into the mixture, stirring until smooth. Pancakes need to be fried in a greased pan, frying on both sides. When the pancakes have cooled, they can be stuffed.
Pancakes with kefir
Components: kefir - 700 g (can be replaced with fermented baked milk), eggs - 2 pcs., sugar - 2 tbsp. l., 10 tbsp. l flour (5 - wheat and 5 from buckwheat), vegetable oil - 2 tbsp. l., soda - 1 tsp., salt - a pinch.
Cooking. Mix eggs with salt, sugar and, having mixed, pour in kefir. After thorough mixing, add flour and mix everything so that there are no lumps. Then add oil and soda. After the next mixing, leave the dough for 20 minutes. Fry in a pan on both sides.
Pancakes in milk
Components: flour - 400 g (from buckwheat - 300 g, wheat - 100 g), milk - 600 g, sugar - 1 tsp, vegetable oil - 4 tbsp. l., egg - 3 pcs., soda, salt - half a teaspoon.
Cooking. Mix sugar, soda, salt and eggs, thoroughly whipping this mixture with a mixer. Add milk and beat again. Add flour and mix again until smooth, add oil and fry in a pan, turning over.
Components: egg - 2 pcs., sugar - half a cup, butter - 100 g, buckwheat flour - 1.5 cups, dried fruits to taste, kefir - 1.5 cups, baking powder - 1 tsp.
Cooking. Beat eggs and sugar, add kefir, slightly melted butter and mix everything. In another bowl, mix the flour and baking powder, pour into the mixture. Knead a thick dough and add dried fruit to it. Mix well again. Put everything in a shape, smooth it out well. Bake for 45 minutes at 180 gr.
As a rule, when preparing bread, several varieties of flour are used at once.
Components: flour (wheat - 280 g, buckwheat - 160 g), sugar - 20 g, sunflower oil - 20 ml, yeast - 14 g, salt - a pinch, flax seeds, dry poppy, chopped walnuts - 20 g each, water warm - 400 ml.
Cooking. Pour all the ingredients except flax, poppy seeds and nuts, which are added a few minutes before cooking, into the bread machine and select the main mode. Cool the bread by placing it on its side.
Thus, buckwheat flour is a product that can significantly diversify the diet, especially those who try to adhere to the principles of a healthy diet. These recipes are simple, and using them, you can cook original dishes. In addition, buckwheat flour can be experimented with, introducing something new into recipes and making them even more interesting.