Buckwheat

Fagopyrum esculentum

Find this plant in Hortus Dijkspark.

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Buckwheat - You aim at accumulation of knowledge The answer you planted into the thirteenth of thirty plant beds in the Dijksgracht park, part of the Twijfel Zaaien/Casting Doubts project. Latin name: Fagopyrum Esculentum Artist family: Beaux-Arts
 Colour: White

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Description

A very old plant with a great history: Buckwheat was already planted in China in 2600 B.C. and its pollen used in Japan in the early 4000 B.C. . This plant was one of the earliest crops introduced by Europeans in North America. Its grains contain no gluten and are used in food and drinks such as beer and whisky. It has been controlling and creating healthier eating habits of many countries around the world, such as Russia, China and the United States of America.