There’s a new super food in town. It’s good ol’ buckwheat. Shaped like a pyramid with rounded bottom and tapered sides, this pseudo-cereal crop has been around providing essential nutrients, vitamins, energy and ﬁber to mankind for more than 8,000 years. History reveals that Japan’s Emperor Gensho ordered buckwheat cultivation throughout the country to prepare for dry weather way back in 722. Hulled buckwheat kernels known as groats are a tan green and the roasted groats known as kasha are dark brown with a nutty flavour. Buckwheat is no exotic find. On the contrary it’s quite the underdog that has been around long enough to deserve a little more limelight amongst the health fad foods around. This hearty, nutty, and versatile grain is chock-full of healthfulness and way too good to ignore. There’s good chance you may have already tasted its goodness, considering some of the yummiest treats are made with buckwheat – soba noodles, galettes (crepes), blinis (blintz), kasha and the like. And to think your mum thought these were all junk food. So how do you convince her about your health- conscious being? Make her a buckwheat sweet potato burger. After all she’s been ranting about a balanced diet for ages, hasn’t she? Balance your diet with a burger in each hand. It’s not only healthy but also insanely delicious.
Buckwheat Sweet Potato Burger
Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 1 hour | Level of Difficulty: Easy | Serving Size: 2