Buckwheat

Reviewed October, 2018


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Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum), thought to have originated in China, was planted as early as 5,000 or 6,000 years ago. Today, China and Russia are the largest producers of buckwheat, or kasha, the name used for the crop in Eastern Europe. 

Buckwheat remains a minor crop in the United States. Around 25,000 acres of buckwheat are planted each year. Buckwheat

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