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A Review of Nutritional and Nutraceutical Components of Buckwheat

@inproceedings{Przybylski2009ARO,
  title={A Review of Nutritional and Nutraceutical Components of Buckwheat},
  author={Roman Przybylski and Eliza Gruczy},
  year={2009}
}
Buckwheat, frequently classified as a pseudocereal, is one of the minor crops cultivated by ethnic groups in developed and developing countries which is an integral part of their diet and culture. When views on food components changed from only a source of basic nutrients into a resource of health promoting compounds, suddenly buckwheat was recognized as a food ingredient offering a variety of unique nutrients and nutraceuticals. The importance of buckwheat components is currently reflected by… 

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