Grainworks Organic Light Buckwheat Flour is made by milling buckwheat groats (kernels with the hull removed). Buckwheat naturally contains no gluten and is a staple in gluten-free baking. Substitute nutritious Buckwheat flour for any other flour in baked goods where its not required that the dough rise, such as cookies, pancakes and crepes, biscuits or muffins. Not a "wheat" at all Buckwheat is an incredibly nutritious super grain that contains no gluten and has nearly 5 grams of beneficial fiber per cup. Its use as an important food source dates back approximately 8000 years. Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) is a seed and has an earthy, nutty flavour that mixes well with other flours. Buckwheat groats are a good source of manganese, magnesium, copper, zinc and dietary fiber, and two flavonoids that help promote health and soothe inflammation: rutin and quercitin. The protein in buckwheat is high in quality and balanced with all essential amino acids, including lysine. Please note: Though buckwheat has no gluten, our light buckwheat flour is not guaranteed to be gluten-free as products containing gluten are ground with the same mills as the light buckwheat flour. Tasty Tips and Storage Try Grainworks Organic Light Buckwheat Flour in muffins, cookies, scones and other baked goods. When stored in our resealable bags or an airtight container, buckwheat flour will keep for six months or more in a cool, dark pantry or up to a year in the freezer.