Good for the Earth, great for you.
DID YOU KNOW? BUCKWHEAT:
Naturally protects soil,
Bees love buckwheat;
back to the soil
USES LESS MOISTURE
Uses half of the soil moisture compared to
Consuming BUCK with a purpose.
Replenishes the earth.
who knew buckwheat can taste so good ... great tasting, smooth, clean buckwheat milk and buckwheat gelato ice cream.
our BUCK for buckwheat
... a plant that has been around for over 6,000 years and is currently grown and cultivated around the world.
... an agricultural crop that requires little or no chemicals that harm the environment such as fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides. Most farmers around the world know that buckwheat requires less agricultural inputs than any other crops grown yearly and it helps reduce the annual amount of chemicals used in tthe world.
... requires less water to grow compared to almonds, and other agricultural crops.
... buckwheat is known to be a nutritional powerhouse that contains the essential amino that helps promote good health to help reduce chronic diseases and obesity.
THE BUCK-IT LIST
Here are a few reasons why you should make the switch.
FOR YOUR HEALTH
Quit your belly-achin'! Our nutritional buckwheat milk superdrink is gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and free of harmful additives that can wreak havoc on our tummies. Instead, each serving is packed with 11 vitamins and minerals, 8 "essential" amino acids with no added sugar and no added salt.
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.
FOR YOUR HAPPINESS
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.
We BUCKaneers love buckwheat so we created North Americas' first and original buckwheat milk and buckwheat gelato ice cream.
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.