Title Info
Common name Buckwheat
Scientific name Fagopyrum esculentum
Taxonomic group Polygonaceae
Source Dan L. Perlman
Economic botany Food plants
Food plants Grains and cereals
Keywords Gramineae

Buckwheat. Of central or northeast Asian origin, buckwheat has been cultivated in Asia for about 1,500 years. It is used in pancakes, bread, noodles, and other foods.