Here’s a good example and reference point. Everyone says oatmeal is a great breakfast and is heart healthy, blah blah blah. Buckwheat, and buckwheat flours, contains more fiber, potassium, vitamins and less saturated fat than oatmeal, which even in the USA has “heart-healthy” on the label.
That’s compared to oatmeal. When comparing buckwheat flour to traditional white or wheat flour, buckwheat flour packs a real nutritional punch, since “normal flour” is nowhere near as healthy as oatmeal. Since buckwheat already kicks oatmeal’s butt in a nutrition-fight, then you can be sure that buckwheat flour has way more fiber, potassium, vitamin B2 and vitamin B3, while having far less saturated fat than traditional floursx.
Buckwheat’s beneficial effects are due in part to its rich supply of phytochemicals. Phytochemicals protect against disease by acting as antioxidants. Eating foods high in fiber, such as buckwheat, can also fill you up faster and suppress your appetite, a great tool for weight loss.