In spite of its name, buckwheat is actually the fruit of a plant family related to rhubarb and sorrel. It is well known around the world for the nutritional benefits it offers. Buckwheat flour is commonly utilized in Eastern Europe to bake blinis, in America to make pancakes and crepes, and in Japan to make soba noodles. The delightful flavour of buckwheat goes well with many recipes and adds that little bit of excitement. This flour is naturally gluten-free, wheat-free and vegetarian.