Botanical Name: fagopyrum esculentum USDA Certified Organic Ingredients: organic buckwheat flour Country of Origin: China Qualities: Despite its name, buckwheat is not related to wheat and is thus gluten-free. Buckwheat is a highly nutritious whole grain that many people consider to be a superfood. Buckwheat is a good source of protein, fiber, and energy. Our organic buckwheat noodle is made with 100% organic buckwheat flour, hence the strong buckwheat taste. Common use: Buckwheat has more protein than rice, wheat, millet or corn and is high in the essential amino acids lysine and arginine, in which major cereal crops are deficient. Its unique amino acid profile gives buckwheat the power to boost the protein value of beans and cereal grains eaten the same day.