Talk:Buckwheat

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Need to locate geographically? (May apply to other plants too)[edit]

Can people locate where things grow geographically? (I assume this food grows in the USA - not sure if it is in Europe too.)

(May apply to other plants too)

Buckwheat hulls[edit]

I'm surprised that the use of buckwheat hulls in pillows and the like isn't mentioned here. I'll dig around and see what good (and sourced) material I can come up with, but if anyone else has anything more immediately on hand, please go for it. Keldan 02:23, 16 July 2006 (UTC)

I've added something. It's a start. --Ds13 03:56, 16 July 2006 (UTC)
I have never grown buckwheat and thus am not sure. But I theorize the seeds have two "hulls", one inner one which is light to cacao brown and can be chewed with good teeth when raw (gets softer on cooking), one outer which is dark brown to black and extremly hard even on milling machines. If theory is correct the buckwheat I buy is really "buckwheat groats" i.e. outer hull removed. On some seeds it seems to persist --88.74.181.212 (talk) 13:43, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

Appalachia[edit]

An anonymous user added "... and are still eaten in portions of Appalachia especially West Virginia." (re buckwheat pancakes). Is there any reason to believe that this is any more true in Appalachia than anywhere else in the US? Waitak 01:59, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

Obviously a local observation - but it would be equally true in any of the traditional buckwheat growing areas. Pollinator 02:07, 17 August 2006 (UTC)
Is there a WP policy that addresses situations like this? It certainly seems like something that'd come up often - where editors make local observations on articles that treat non-local subjects. Waitak 02:53, 17 August 2006 (UTC)

Yes if you look at Preston County Wv. They have the Buckwheat festival that is over 50 years old — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.210.179.148 (talk) 15:39, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

Buc Wheats Cereal[edit]

I've read that this cereal was not made with buckwheat at all, but was actually just wheat with a maple coating. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 71.99.24.54 (talkcontribs) .

Kasha[edit]

In American usage, "kasha" is sometimes (inaccurately) used as the Russian/slavic name for buckwheat, rather than as an exact equivalent of "porridge". Buckwheat in Russian and other slavic languages is "grechka", "grechiha". It is possible the misnomer originates with Jewish immigrants, as "kashi" (distorted form, that would literally translate as "porridges") is sometimes sold in US supermarket as "Jewish national food".

The comment above has a confounds a couple of things, so I made some edits. Please reedit if there is more information.

"Kasha" is the name of a product sold under the Wolff's brand, among others, in many US supermarkets. It is roasted buckwheat groats, which is the usual ingredient in the eastern European dish.

"Kashi" is a food company that manufactures whole grain prepared foods, such as breakfast cereals, frozen waffles, and side dishes. One of their "7 whole grains" is buckwheat. I've never seen "Jewish national food" in reference to this cereal. Phytism 17:25, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

Sprout minerals[edit]

I removed the reference to increased mineral content after sprouting. I looked up the original reference, which was cited correctly. However, for the mineral content to increase, a nuclear reaction is required to convert one mineral element to another. Therefore, the original citation did not express the results correctly. I didn't find better data to substitute, but such data would be welcome and timely.

Phytism 18:35, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

Common buckwheat as a separate page.[edit]

I added buckwheat taxonomy that includes everything that is called "buckwheat." There are links to the North American wildflower genus Eriogonum and to the lesser known crop Tartary buckwheat. Should there be a separate page for Common Buckwheat, which is what most of this page is about. That would address the concern of the person who came looking for food stuff. If you want to learn about muffins, the sympatry of wild buckwheat species in China isn't too satisfying. Phytism 17:30, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

Billie Thomas[edit]

I've reverted the section just contributed on the use of the word Buckwheat as a character name for Billie Thomas. There's a perfectly good article on him where this can be discussed. Further, the assertion that the term has "a permanent association... with ignorance and racism towards black American" is not backed up by the Billie Thomas article, and thus doesn't belong in WP, let alone in an article on Fagopyrum. Waitak (talk) 19:52, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

I'm reverting the section again. If you'd like to discuss it here, feel free. Edit wars without discussion aren't okay. Waitak (talk) 22:19, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

Wild Buckwheat[edit]

Is Eriogonum wild buckwheat, or is Fallopia Convolvulus? There's inconsistency between the Eriogonum and Wild Buckwheat pages Rojomoke (talk) 02:17, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

I don't see any inconsistencies currently. There are many plants called "wild buckwheat," and that's covered satisfactrily on the relevant pages. Phytism (talk) 03:07, 23 June 2008 (UTC)
I spent some time earlier this year putting disambiguation statements and links on the articles. If further help is needed sorting these out please mention the problem on my talk page and I'll get to it as time permits. Regards.Trilobitealive (talk) 20:10, 4 July 2008 (UTC)
See further info regarding new dab page started by User:Britishwildflowers to be found on Talk:Eriogonum.Trilobitealive (talk) 14:57, 26 November 2009 (UTC)
At this point I'm wondering if all the buckwheat related topics need to be put on a single dab page?Trilobitealive (talk) 15:18, 26 November 2009 (UTC)

Other Meanings[edit]

Buckwheat was one of John Crichtons nicknames for Rygel in the TV programme Farscape.

--Hellahulla 12:22, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

World production[edit]

Currently new data of production of buckwheat total and by country available on [1] and need place into article. 178.204.17.177 (talk) 15:35, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Manufacturing[edit]

It would be nice to see some information on the threshing, winnowing, grinding operations in production of groats and flour. 71.139.169.240 (talk) 17:30, 23 June 2012 (UTC)

Urine smell[edit]

Why after eating buckwheat urine has a pleasant buckwheat smell? I am not the only person who has noticed that. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 85.115.110.103 (talk) 19:37, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

Ok find out by myself it could be because of chemical called 2-nonenal which is in buckwheat. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 85.115.110.103 (talk) 19:42, 17 March 2013 (UTC)