Chakra Living

Wheat Flour Traces in Buckwheat Flour

by Preeti dasi

Posted February 16, 2007

This information is for those devotees living in Europe and USA who buy buckwheat flour from health food stores for ekadasi day.

We recently found out that for grinding buckwheat they use the same grinding machines as for other grains like wheat, dinkel (spelt) or rye, etc. When we talked to store owners regarding it they said that they do not intentionally mix anything while grinding buckwheat but it still may contain traces from other grains. That means buckwheat flour purchased from these supermarkets is not, in my opinion, fit for consumption on the day of ekadasi.

What can be done is to purchase whole buckwheat and grind it yourself at your home. Kindly take this into consideration.