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, also known as Fagopyrum tataricum Tartary buckwheat,  duckwheat,  India buckwheat,  India wheat,  green buckwheat,  ku qiao, or  bitter buckwheat, is a  domesticated food plant in the genus in the family Fagopyrum Polygonaceae. With another species in the same genus, common buckwheat, it is often counted as a cereal, but unlike the true cereals the buckwheats are not members of the grass family. Thus they are not related to true wheat. Tartary buckwheat is bitterer, but contains more rutin than common buckwheat. It also contains quercitrin. 
Tartar buckwheat was domesticated in
east Asia, and is also cultivated in Europe and North America. While it is an unfamiliar food in the West, it is common in the  Himalayan region today, as well as other regions in Southwest China such as Guizhou province.
The plant has been cultivated in many parts of the world though when found among other crops it is considered a weed.
A bowl of
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Fagopyrum tataricum contains aromatic substances. The most important difference from the aroma of
Fagopyrum esculentum is the absence of salicylaldehyde and presence of naphthalene. 
References [ edit ]
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^ Janeš, D., Prosen, H., Kreft, S. (2012). Identification and Quantification of Aroma Compounds of Tartary Buckwheat (Fagopyrum tataricum Gaertn.) and Some of Its Milling Fractions. Journal of Food Science, Vol. 77, Nr. 7 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1750-3841.2012.02778.x/abstract;jsessionid=7A2175971E011D4285D602B76601D37A.f03t03
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