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Buckwheat

  • Hongyan LiEmail author
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Abstract

Buckwheat is ubiquitous almost everywhere but grows mainly in the northern hemisphere. Besides China and Russia, the consumption of buckwheat in US, Cananda, and Europe has been increasingly popular. Buckwheat is rich in high quality protein and starch with properties different from other cereals, and it also contains high levels of fiber, minerals, vitamins, and other bioactive compounds, e.g. flavonoids, phytosterols, D-chiro-inositol, myo-inositol, free and bound phenolic acids, and phenylpropanoid glycosides, which have positive therapeutic effects on the human body. Therefore, the bioactive components of buckwheat, molecular mechanisms regarding to its positive effects on our body, the effect of processing on these bioactives, and the possible approach to enchance health benefits of buckwheat bioactives are reviewed in this chapter.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Food and HealthBeijing Technology and Business UniversityBeijingChina

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