Buckwheat is often classified among cereals, although it belongs to the polygonaceae family, related to sorrel and rhubarb. We use it in the cuisine in the same way as other cereals. The buckwheat plant is 15 to 60 cm high, with reddish stems, heart-shaped leaves and short stalks. The flowers are white or reddish in the shape of the small inflorescence. It comes from Central Asia. It is a very nutritious food that is gluten-free and, thus, also suitable for people with coeliac disease.
5 reasons for selecting buckwheat
1. Distinctive noble flavour
of an ancient foodstuff that combines perfectly with other foodstuffs in modern cuisine.
2. Rich nutritional value
It is rich in fibres, proteins, manganese, magnesium and flavonoids, which act as antioxidants.
3. A speciality of Slovene national cuisine
Buckwheat is written in capital letters in Slovene cuisine. Buckwheat flour can be used to prepare numerous Slovene dishes, such as buckwheat mush, rolled dumplings and bread. The buckwheat kasha is also very well known. More modern products combine buckwheat and other cereals or other mainly vegetable ingredients – e.g. dry and fresh pasta, flour or grain mill products.
4. Highly flexible foodstuff in cuisine
It can be prepared in different shapes, in different ways, cooked or baked, as a side dish, salad, “risotto” or a sweet dish. It is also distinguished by a short cooking time. Well-known chefs like to combine the special taste of buckwheat with other ingredients and create interesting and light modern dishes.
5. Beneficial effects on well-being and health
The herb and fruit of the common buckwheat are used for curative purposes.
6 types of Mlinotest buckwheat products
Divita buckwheat pasta:
They have a noble taste, home-made form and versatile use – both in salty and sweet dishes. They have no flavourings added and are unique on the market.
Mlinotest buckwheat kasha
is the latest pride of the Mlinotest company, which received the flattering Innovation award in the cereal products group and the title Best Food 2020 this year from the Nutrition Institute for its better nutritional composition, health support and the combination of the two most authentic flavours of the Slovene tradition – Slovene flint-like maize and buckwheat.
of verified origin for the preparation of traditional buckwheat dishes.
is made from quality buckwheat flour with added nuts, baked carefully into a buckwheat loaf with a soft crumb and crispy rustic crust.
Most of our products with buckwheat bear the Mlinotest Divita trademark, which, in addition to buckwheat, also includes products from other wholemeal vital cereals. They also impress with their excellent taste, source of fibre and fast preparation. Active consumers and their families who want to enjoy a quality and tasty meal without feeling guilty consider them their own.
Mlinotest is a Slovene company with a tradition of 150 years, which pays great attention to the careful selection of the best raw materials, development and innovation, as well as to the integrated control of the manufacturing process. The result of these efforts is the high-quality classic delicacies and delicious dishes tailored to the new times. This is also confirmed by the golden awards of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia, which have been the pride of Mlinotest for 20 years. This year’s golden awards received precisely for buckwheat products were again numerous.