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30 Dec, 2013 07:00 PM

How about buckwheat? Eat or not to eat?

There is no single comment in the book about buckwheat. 

I have electronic copy of the book and search for buckwheat shows nothing........


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Fiona on 04 Jan, 2014 11:45 PM

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    Dear P,

    You can also check with this site for the nutritional breakdown. http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/cereal-grains-and-pasta/5681/2 as you can see buckwheat is 103 net carbs (AKA sugar), 23 grams of protein and 6 grams of fat. So I would for sure pass. One; the net carbs are too high. Two; the protein unless you are a vegetarian is eating up all your protein quota for one meal before you even add any eggs or meat. Better choices out there. It is a great question though, and one others can learn from - would you mind if I mark it public so others also looking for this answer can also learn from you? your email will always remain private.

  2. 2 Posted by PK on 06 Jan, 2014 03:41 AM

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    Yes, please keep my last name and email private.

    As to buckwheat, I am eating 100gram portions without anything or with a bit of organic onion.
    Buckwheat should not be eaten with meat, fish, eggs and mushrooms.


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Fiona on 06 Jan, 2014 04:51 AM

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    Thank you.

    100 grams of buckwheat is still 61 grams of sugar unless the nutritional data site is wrong, I personally have not tested buckwheat at all ;-). If indeed it is at stated, 61 grams of sugar is super high, more than rice, pasta, many breads.


  4. 4 Posted by PK on 06 Jan, 2014 06:22 AM

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    open this website in Google Chrome and right-click - translate to English


    they report 0.70 gram sugars not 61 gram.....

    this is another site:

    Total 19.94 g 7%
    Cellulose 2.7 g 11%
    Sugars 0.9 g -
    Fructose 0.1 g -
    Saccharose 0.4 g -
    Fats and fatty acids
    Total 0.62 g 1%
    Saturated Fats 0.13 g 1%
    Monounsaturated Fats 0.19 g -
    Polyunsaturated Fats 0.19 g -
    Sodium 4 mg 0%
    Potassium 88 mg 3%
    Calcium 7 mg 1%
    Iron 0.8 mg 4%
    Magnesium 51 mg 13%
    Phosphorus 70 mg 7%
    Selenium 2.2 mg 3%
    Manganese 0.4 mg 20%
    Copper 0.15 mg 8%
    Zinc 0.61 mg 4%
    Vitamin E 0.09 mg 1%
    Vitamin K 1.9 mg 2%
    Thiamine (vitamin B1) 0.04 mg 3%
    Riboflavin (vitamin B2) 0.04 mg 2%
    Niacin (vitamin B3) 0.94 mg 5%
    Vitamin B6 0.08 mg 4%
    Water 75.63 g -  


  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Fiona on 06 Jan, 2014 04:32 PM

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    ahh.. Dr. Rosedale never looks at the 'sugar' as much of the converted sugar, glucose, fructose, is not accounted for there. Instead take the carbohydrates - (minus) the fiber = the true converted sugar which is not 0.70. If you had a crazy type I diabetic you could test it on them and see their blood sugars rise big time.

  6. 6 Posted by Piotr Kornacki on 07 Jan, 2014 03:05 AM

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    thanks God I do not have diabetes yet....
    just lost 15 pounds since 11/11/13, so some buckwheat apparently is not hurting ,
    if I get a chance to be in Denver, you can test blood sugar on me after 100 gram meal

    Piotr H. Kornacki

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Fiona on 07 Jan, 2014 10:18 PM

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    That is awesome, even with Buckwheat! Dr. Ron is no longer in Denver though.

  8. 8 Posted by Piotr Kornacki on 08 Jan, 2014 05:01 PM

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    retired or still in practice?

  9. Support Staff 9 Posted by Fiona on 08 Jan, 2014 08:31 PM

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    He does not have a practice seeing patients anymore, and is focusing on continued research, writing and teaching.

  10. 10 Posted by Piotr Kornacki on 08 Jan, 2014 08:39 PM

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    he may want to do buckwheat research on me....
    thanks for info......

    Piotr H. Kornacki
    Volvo for Life since 1988.

  11. Support Staff 11 Posted by Fiona on 08 Jan, 2014 09:54 PM

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    lol.. you are funny! The easiest way to test a foods sugar/glucose is to use a type I diabetic as they are not producing any insulin on their own so it makes it super easy for us to test. In the rest of us the 'readings' might show our blood sugars rise a little, but the test will not be showing the spiking of your insulin and later spiking of leptin. this spiking of leptin is hard on the body over time, and create insulin sensitivity..

  12. 12 Posted by Piotr Kornacki on 08 Jan, 2014 10:01 PM

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    how can I do this "type I diabetic" test? Something I can do at home?
    more info?

    Piotr H. Kornacki
    Volvo for Life since 1988.

  13. 13 Posted by Pipapn on 11 Oct, 2015 02:39 AM

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    Il ne connait que la confiance, l ecoute, le dialogue. http://lenitsky.com/andrey_lenitsky_day-mne-znak/ Des souhaits non contraignants.

  14. 14 Posted by santina on 12 Sep, 2016 05:51 PM

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    hi, why buckwheat is not allowe to eat with fish? thank you

  15. Support Staff 15 Posted by Ken on 12 Sep, 2016 08:42 PM

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    Santina, I am thinking that the comment Fiona made above concerning the Protein Amount is the answer.

    Also as Fiona commented, Buckwheat has a tremendous amount of non-fiber carbohydrates that gets converted to sugar.

    Ken/   Rosedale Support

  16. 16 Posted by tati mercuri on 12 Sep, 2016 09:22 PM

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    Thank you so much Ken,
    I appreciate your time and care towards my request.
    I would be grateful though if you could suggest me
    What else add to fish and salad....if any
    Again than you

    Sent from my iPhone

  17. Support Staff 17 Posted by Ken on 12 Sep, 2016 09:39 PM

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    • Olive oil on salad, peppers or perhaps some sort of spice if you are not already using them. Non-fiber carbohydrates are not essential and should be avoided.

    Ken/   Rosedale Support

  18. 18 Posted by tati mercuri on 12 Sep, 2016 10:06 PM

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    Thank you so much!
    Precious informations.
    I will have a look at the site though, in order to know
    More about foods combining
    I will appreciate if you could send me any link on the
    Kindest regards

    Sent from my iPhone

  19. Support Staff 19 Posted by Ken on 12 Sep, 2016 10:11 PM

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    Tati, Rosedale Book is a great start.

    Ken/   Rosedale Support

  20. 20 Posted by Santina on 13 Sep, 2016 08:07 PM

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    hello Ken,
    may i ask why the onions are allowed even though carbs are very high?


    thank you
    by the way i usually eat read raw onions with salad
    Sent from my iPad

  21. Support Staff 21 Posted by Ken on 14 Sep, 2016 12:38 AM

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    Santina, your link references 160 gram, which has high carb count - but a small slice has a very low carb count. Perhaps that is what was intended.

    • Just like protein is allowed but only on a moderate scale and so is good fat allowed. Although these are allowed a person can go to the extreme.

    Ken/   Rosedale Support

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