Buckwheat Flour is a gluten-free flour made from buckwheat. As it has no gluten content, you must mix buckwheat flour with wheat flour when baking with yeast. Buckwheat flour has a pale creamy colour, but can be slightly grey if older buckwheat grains have been used.
Buckwheat flour is rich and pungent.
Buckwheat is eaten in Japan, either like polenta or in buckwheat noodles called soba noodles. For the polenta-like meal, sobagaki, simply pour boiling water over buckwheat flour, mix by stirring energetically and then eat with soy sauce.