Organic, gluten-free, fat-free
Buckwheat is a true superfood. In spite of the name, it isn't wheat. It's a fruit seed. So it's gluten-free and has a low glycemic index. Along with phytonutrients, buckwheat contains chiro-inositol which helps with glucose metabolism and cell signaling. It also appears to be better than oatmeal when it comes to heart health and reducing bad cholesterol, plus it has anti-inflammatory properties. And while you don't really eat buckwheat for protein, the protein it does have contains all eight essential amino acids. As a hot cereal, it's extremely filling, scoring very high in satiation studies, making it a great food when you're keeping your diet in check. Just add water and it microwaves perfectly in just a few minutes.