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Ways to Add Heart-Healthy Buckwheat

Buckwheat Recipes for Your Cholesterol-Friendly Diet

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Updated July 02, 2011

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Buckwheat isn't technically "wheat" at all, and is in fact gluten-free. It is a highly nutritious source of cholesterol-friendly soluble fiber, antioxidants, and minerals. Here are several suggestions for using this often-overlooked ingredient in your low-cholesterol diet.

Breakfast:

Buckwheat Pancakes are a delicious, healthy way to start off your morning.

Starters, Snacks and Sides:

Granola With Buckwheat is a sweet and sour granola includes cinnamon, orange zest, and vanilla flavors. Great for taking on a hike or road trip!

Lemon Bars With Buckwheat is a tart dessert that's also heart-healthy.

Buckwheat Crepes are a fiber-rich dessert that you can fill with anything from melted dark chocolate to berries.

You can use reduced-sodium broth to make this Easy Kasha (Buckwheat) Side even more heart-healthy.

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