Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum)

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  1.   1.  Description
    1.   1.1  Obtainment
    2.   1.2  Uses
  2.   2.  More
  3.   3.  'Souls
Common Name Buckwheat
Latin Name Fagopyrum esculentum
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1.  Description

Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) is a plant cultivated for its grain-like seeds, and also used as a cover crop. Buckwheat is not related to wheat, as it is not a cereal/grass.

1.1  Obtainment

It is common; Canada was a fourth producer of buckwheat worldwide prior to the apocalypse.

1.2  Uses

  • Buckwheat hulls are used as filling for a variety of upholstered goods, including pillows. The hulls are durable and do not conduct or reflect heat as much as synthetic fills.


  • It is similar to sunflower seed, with a single seed inside a hard outer hull. Buckwheat flour is dark. Everything from tea to noodles to breads can be cultivated from buckwheat.
  • Buckwheat is a good honey plant, producing a dark, strong honey.
  • Buckwheat has been used as a substitute for other grains in beer.

2.  More

3.  'Souls

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