Buckwheat grains close up

Good for the Earth, great for you.

Buckwheat field in the sunset
Enjoying coffee with BUCK milk
DID YOU KNOW? BUCKWHEAT:
DEFEATS WEEDS

Naturally protects soil,
no herbicides

ATTRACTS BEES

Bees love buckwheat;
no pesticides

ENRICHES SOIL 

Gives nutrients

back to the soil

USES LESS MOISTURE

Uses half of the soil moisture compared to
soy beans

8

Essential Amino Acids
per 1 cup (250 ml)

Buckwheat, being a seed (and despite its name it’s not wheat!), contains 17 amino acids often referred to as the building blocks of protein. Because of its well-balanced amino acid profile, the protein in buckwheat is very high quality.

2

Grams of Fibre
per 1 cup (250 ml)

This fibre supports a healthy digestive system, and together with the high protein content of buckwheat, can help improve blood sugar control, and weight loss as it helps to keep you fuller for longer.

0

Grams of Fat
per 1 cup (250 ml)

Buckwheat is naturally low in fat, which is virtually all unsaturated fat. Our BUCK is nutritious, delectable and sustainable that everyone can enjoy.

0

Grams of Added

Sugar

Our BUCK Original milk is a creamy, delicious plant based dairy alternative beverage with NO sugar added. The naturally occurring sugar content in buckwheat is negligible, making it a good low-GI alternative.

B

12

Vitamin Fortified

Every BUCK Buckwheat Milk is fortified with vitamin B12 that help keep nerves and blood cells healthy.

THE BUCK-IT LIST

Here are a few reasons why you should make the switch.

BUCK
FOR YOUR HEALTH

Quit your belly-achin'! Our nutritional superdrink is free of gluten, dairy, nuts, and harmful additives that can wreak havoc on our tummies. Instead, each serving is packed with 11 vitamins and minerals, 8 amino acids and 4 grams of protein.

You shouldn't have to compromise on taste when it comes to your health. The good news is, you don't have to! Introducing a velvety-smooth dairy alternative that packs an irresistible punch⁠—whether you're enjoying it by the sip or by the spoonful. We've worked with culinary experts to achieve a consistency that is silky smooth for a whole new level of decadence.

BUCK 
FOR YOUR HAPPINESS
BUCK
FOR OUR PLANET

We aim to tread lightly on Mother Earth, so we can build a brighter future for generations to come. Buckwheat requires the least amount of water to grow compared to soy, oats, almonds and canola (10 times less water than almonds, to be exact!), enriches the soil and grows fast, yielding more harvest for our Canadian farmers. The bees love it, too!

WHY FARMERS LOVE BUCKWHEAT.

Buckwheat belongs to a group of foods commonly called pseudocereals. Pseudocereals are seeds that are consumed as cereal grains but don’t grow on grasses.  Other common pseudocereals include quinoa and amaranth.  Despite its name, buckwheat is not related to wheat and is thus gluten-free.

Compared to oats and other crops, buckwheat prefers drier conditions and needs less water to grow.  Buckwheat is easy to grow, and is much more resistant to frost than canola.  It will survive a fall frost as long as the seed pods have at least partially developed, compared to canola which is not salvageable in its early stages.

Buckwheat grows quickly in its first stages, and it will outgrow weeds, creating a canopy with its leaves which deprives them of photosynthesis. For this reason, buckwheat naturally mitigates weeds and does not require herbicides to do so. 

What's more, is buckwheat can access the soil's phosphates that most other plants are unable to obtain. When used as a cover crop for weed suppression and green manure (plowed down rather than harvested to enrich the soil), it makes these phosphates accessible to the following crop as the buckwheat plant and roots decompose. 
Buckwheat does not carry any known diseases, so it does not require fungicides or insecticides. It can be grown back to back without the fear of infection, much like canola. 

This plant can serve as a bridge to transition farmers to more regenerative practices by decreasing their chemical inputs and working with nature, rather than against it.

Buckwheat farmers and local apiaries work in tandem.  Buckwheat requires bees for pollination, and bees love buckwheat!  Because buckwheat doesn't require the glyphosate, neonicotinoids  (i.e. Round-Up and other chemicals) that oats, canola and other crops require that are detrimental to the lives of bees and other pollinators, it is a favourable crop. Beekeepers love buckwheat as it helps to preserve and expand their bee population.

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