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Buckwheat. Cholesterol and Salty?

Postby MikayP » Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:35 pm

I've never made buckwheat for myself until now. Saw some cheap bag so I got some. When I started cooking it I looked closer as the ingredient list and it said it has cholesterol!!! I rechecked the ingredients and it didn't say anything but buckwheat so I just assumed that the label was terribly/lazily wrong. That makes no sense, right? Also after I made it I tasted it and it tasted really really salty, is that natural? Not sure what's going on.

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Re: Buckwheat. Cholesterol and Salty?

Postby Koa » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:03 pm

We make buckwheat all the time, never tastes salty.

How did you cook it?
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Re: Buckwheat. Cholesterol and Salty?

Postby XindestructibleX » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:21 pm

[quote="MikayP"]I've never made buckwheat for myself until now. Saw some cheap bag so I got some. When I started cooking it I looked closer as the ingredient list and it said it has cholesterol!!! I rechecked the ingredients and it didn't say anything but buckwheat so I just assumed that the label was terribly/lazily wrong. That makes no sense, right? Also after I made it I tasted it and it tasted really really salty, is that natural? Not sure what's going on.


Answer lays in Cheap bag?

Maybe they added cholesterol since buckwheat is known to lower it...and they just couldn´t have that!

Buckwheat naturally contain a lot of minerals though according to me, long time user, it wouldn´t make up for a salty taste unless added.
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Re: Buckwheat. Cholesterol and Salty?

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Re: Buckwheat. Cholesterol and Salty?

Postby XindestructibleX » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:23 pm

[quote="Talyn"]not all cholesterol is bad


There´s the good stuff and the bad stuff.

While buckwheat may contain sterols and stanols, it for sure is misleading and incorrect to simply spell out Cholesterol on the ingredient list, makes non the wiser!
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Re: Buckwheat. Cholesterol and Salty?

Postby MikayP » Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:09 am

[quote="Koa"]We make buckwheat all the time, never tastes salty.

How did you cook it?


just in water, nothing else. i try to lay off the salt so i can take the salt/minerals in natural foods...but i dont think i can taste that much natural salts? odd
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Re: Buckwheat. Cholesterol and Salty?

Postby XindestructibleX » Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:36 am

[quote="MikayP"]just in water, nothing else. i try to lay off the salt so i can take the salt/minerals in natural foods...but i dont think i can taste that much natural salts? odd


Get some eco/bio buckwheat and compare!

(Or your super power is from now on sodium detection, use it well!)
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Re: Buckwheat. Cholesterol and Salty?

Postby beforewisdom » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:23 pm

[quote="MikayP"]I've never made buckwheat for myself until now. Saw some cheap bag so I got some. When I started cooking it I looked closer as the ingredient list and it said it has cholesterol!!! I rechecked the ingredients and it didn't say anything but buckwheat so I just assumed that the label was terribly/lazily wrong. That makes no sense, right? Also after I made it I tasted it and it tasted really really salty, is that natural? Not sure what's going on.

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This is what the USDA nutrition database has to say. The USDA nutrition database is the information standard, the backend database for just about every kind of nutrition software in the United States. It has no cholesterol listed.
Maybe your buckwheat was seasoned or maybe the label is wrong
http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/ ... =buckwheat


For what it is worth, plants do contain cholesterol. It is just that the amounts are so infinitesimal that food measuring equipment, until recently, has not been sensitive enough to detect it:
http://beforewisdom.com/blog/health/pla ... olesterol/
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Re: Buckwheat. Cholesterol and Salty?

Postby beforewisdom » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:25 pm

FWIW, nuts and nut butters do have saturated fat. As does palm oil. Clif Bars with chocolate and other such bars with chocolate/fatty flavors contain palm oil and saturated fat.
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Re: Buckwheat. Cholesterol and Salty?

Postby jb85 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:40 am

[quote="MikayP"]I've never made buckwheat for myself until now. Saw some cheap bag so I got some. When I started cooking it I looked closer as the ingredient list and it said it has cholesterol!!! I rechecked the ingredients and it didn't say anything but buckwheat so I just assumed that the label was terribly/lazily wrong. That makes no sense, right? Also after I made it I tasted it and it tasted really really salty, is that natural? Not sure what's going on.

Why is everyone so worried about cholesterol? Cholesterol is not bad at all. Your body produces cholesterol (about 80% of total needed cholesterol - yes, _needed_ cholesterol; the other 20% of cholesterol needs to be consumed by food).
Cholesterol is essential for the functioning of human body. Dietary cholesterol (this is the cholesterol you get by eating cholesterol rich food) has very little effect on the value of cholesterol in the blood. Your body produces cholesterol by itself (it produces about 80% of it) and represents a major part of cholesterol in your blood. DO not worry if food has cholesterol. If you eat food in moderation than no food can be dangerous and I wouldn't worry about it. It is advised to consume no more than 200 mg (0.007 oz) of cholesterol per day. If you consume more than that than don't eat cholesterol rich foods the next day.
Here is a list of foods that lower cholesterol.
Like I said, if eat moderate than you don't have to worry at all. If you do have problems with high cholesterol (high LDL cholesterol) than you must eat foods that lower cholesterol. If that doesn't help, than you might want to talk to your doctor.
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Re: Buckwheat. Cholesterol and Salty?

Postby ORLYLOL » Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:23 pm

[quote="jb85"][quote="MikayP"]I've never made buckwheat for myself until now. Saw some cheap bag so I got some. When I started cooking it I looked closer as the ingredient list and it said it has cholesterol!!! I rechecked the ingredients and it didn't say anything but buckwheat so I just assumed that the label was terribly/lazily wrong. That makes no sense, right? Also after I made it I tasted it and it tasted really really salty, is that natural? Not sure what's going on.

Why is everyone so worried about cholesterol? Cholesterol is not bad at all. Your body produces cholesterol (about 80% of total needed cholesterol - yes, _needed_ cholesterol; the other 20% of cholesterol needs to be consumed by food).
Cholesterol is essential for the functioning of human body. Dietary cholesterol (this is the cholesterol you get by eating cholesterol rich food) has very little effect on the value of cholesterol in the blood. Your body produces cholesterol by itself (it produces about 80% of it) and represents a major part of cholesterol in your blood. DO not worry if food has cholesterol. If you eat food in moderation than no food can be dangerous and I wouldn't worry about it. It is advised to consume no more than 200 mg (0.007 oz) of cholesterol per day. If you consume more than that than don't eat cholesterol rich foods the next day.
Here is a list of foods that lower cholesterol.
Like I said, if eat moderate than you don't have to worry at all. If you do have problems with high cholesterol (high LDL cholesterol) than you must eat foods that lower cholesterol. If that doesn't help, than you might want to talk to your doctor.



No, you don't need to consume cholesterol. It is true that there are a lot myths surrounding, but you don't actually have to consume any and your body does fine job of creating what it needs so long as you are incorporating proper amounts of fat in your diet
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Re: Buckwheat. Cholesterol and Salty?

Postby jb85 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:39 pm

[quote]No, you don't need to consume cholesterol. It is true that there are a lot myths surrounding, but you don't actually have to consume any and your body does fine job of creating what it needs so long as you are incorporating proper amounts of fat in your diet

Yes, my bad. I didn't mean to write "need". You don't need to eat it, no. If you do eat it, eat it in moderation as your body produces cholesterol with or without you eating cholesterol rich foods.
The amount mentioned was just an advised daily intake of cholesterol that shouldn't be exceeded.
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