Groats are of white, beige, light brown or dark brown colour, depending on the method of hulling. The color of buckwheat four is darker than wheat flour due to a higher crude fiber content and because the hull fragment cannot to be totally removed by the direct milling of the grain.
Buckwheat cakes are brown, palatable, and nutritious. Buckwheat is very suitable for replacing rice, and it is used as a popular replacement for rice in white or black pudding preparations.
In India flour from the grain is staple food used for making ‘chillare’ an unleavened bread. Buckwheat grain is also fed to livestock. In England, buckwheat is a popular feed for pheasants.
Buckwheat used as food