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Buckwheat - an old crop with new health prospects

Keskitalo, Marjo; Ketoja, Elise; Kontturi, Markku; Mäki, Maarit; Pihlava, Juha-Matti; Rantamäki, Pirjo and Tupasela, Tuomo (2007) Buckwheat - an old crop with new health prospects. In: NJF Report, Nordic Association of Agricultural Scientists, 3 (1), pp. 23-26.

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Interest in buckwheat has incresed due to it being a valuable raw material for functional food production. It has been reported to have general beneficial effects on health.
Buckwheat competes well with weeds and suffers little from other pests. This may be because buckwheat contains allelopathic compounds and its cultivation was observed to reduce weed biomass. Its soil nutritional requirements are low.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:buckwheat, cultivation, health
Subjects: Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
Research affiliation: Finland > Luke Natural Resources Institute
Related Links:http://www.njf.nu/filebank/files/20070409$210108$fil$3BGHMDxHaPL0C49DUdoA.pdf
Deposited By: Koistinen, Riitta
ID Code:15996
Deposited On:18 Aug 2009
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:39
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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