Product: Buckwheat Herb
Latin Name: Fagopyrum esculentum syn. Polygonum fagopyrum, F. sagittatum, F. vulgare.
Plant Family: Polygonaceae
Other Names: Brank, Beechwheat, Le Blé noir, Sarrasin, Buchweizen, Heidekorm, French Wheat & Saracen Corn.
Description: Buckwheat is an annual herbaceous plant, which has large heart-shaped leaves. The tall erect plant can grow up to 1.5 metres in height. Its stems are hollow and vary in colour from green to red and brown at maturity. The flowers are white and have a slight pink or green, which are perfumed, the flowers turn into seeds which are harvested and processed, the seeds are generally rip approximately 4 weeks after the flowers fade.
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SUGGESTED USEThe herb has been grown primarily for use as a grain and has a number of uses: food for humans, feed for livestock, as a honey crop and green as a manure crop. Dyes can also be obtained from buckwheat; the stems give shades of blue whilst the flowers give shades of brown.
Shelf LifeShelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.
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