Japanese word “Soba” is widely known among the world foodies as the healthy noodles made with ground buckwheat.
Yet it’s tricky, Soba noodles can be healthy food only if buckwheat content is high (at least 80%) with little wheat flour. 100% is ideal for flavor but 80% is common because of the strength and smooth texture you get when you eat.
My grandfather used to eat Soba for lunch everyday, he kept himself very slim and illness free, and played golfing till his last days.
Not only in noodle form, we also enjoy tea extracted from Soba seeds in Japan. Despite from the brown color of seeds, the tea turns light green when hot water is poured over.
It just looks like green tea. Isn’t it interesting? Taste and fragrance is very mild. This way, you get 100% of Soba without wheat. Soba Tea is often recommended to pregnant ladies, as leaf green tea contains caffeine.
Health Benefits at a Glance
- Helps preventing Diabetes (Lowers Blood Pressure Levels )
- Helps preventing Heart Disease (Lowers Bad Cholesterol)
- Reliefs Constipation ( Cleans Intestine)
- Cleaner Skin (High Minerals and Vitamin contents)
- Anti Aging (Anti-oxidant contents)
Notes & Concerns
- Gluten Free
- Caffeine Free
- No reported side effects
- Buckwheat is one of the common (and strong) food allergens.