Minerals in Buckwheat
Minerals are inorganic, which means they are not formed by living things. Your body needs larger amounts of some minerals, such as calcium, to grow and stay healthy. Other minerals like copper or iodine are called trace minerals because you only need very small amounts of them each day.
The essential minerals present in Buckwheat are: Potassium (460 mg), Phosphorus (347 mg) and Magnesium (231 mg).
Nutrition Facts for 100g
Daily values based in a diet 2,000 kcal
The most common problem related to calcium metabolism is undoubtedly bone loss from getting too little calcium. But can be problems when intake of this mineral gets too high as well. 100 grams of Buckwheat contains 18 milligrams of calcium, that’s the 2% of the daily recommended value for an adult.
The average man has about 2 grams of iron in this blood cells while women have about 1.6 grams at any given time. If the dietary iron intake falls below daily needs and this storage amount goes down, the ability to tolerate bursts of exercise will deteriorate. 2.2 milligrams of iron can be found on every 100 grams of Buckwheat, the 12% of the total daily recommended iron intake.
Diets high in potassium are associated with improved blood pressure control. There are several mechanisms contributing to this effect, including improved kidney function, reduction in blood clotting and more efficient opening of blood vessels. 100 grams of Buckwheat contains 460 milligrams of potassium, that’s the 10% of the daily recommended value for an adult.
When magnesium intake goes too low, levels of parathyroid hormone go down. This leads to a reduced absorption of calcium in the intestines, as well as increased loss of calcium and magnesium in the urine. 231 milligrams of magnesium can be found on every 100 grams of Buckwheat, the 58% of the total daily recommended magnesium intake.
Phosphorus is a mineral that makes up 1% of a person’s total body weight. This mineral is present in every cell of the body. Most of the phosphorus in the body is found in the bones and teeth. In 100 grams of Buckwheat, you can find 347 milligrams of phosphorus. It provides the 35% of the daily recommended value for the average adult.
Sodium can cause more calcium to be lost in the urine, so high contents of sodium can also increase risks of osteoporosis, and of course, swelling in the extremities and high blood pressure. 1 milligrams of sodium can be found on every 100 grams of Buckwheat, the 0% of the total daily recommended sodium intake.
Diets low in zinc can induce measureable reductions in the activity of the immune system. These reductions occur relatively quickly and are reversible upon getting zinc back into the body. In 100 grams of Buckwheat, you can find 2.4 milligrams of zinc. It provides the 16% of the daily recommended value for the average adult.
Copper is required to manufacture collagen, a major structural protein in the body. When copper deficiency becomes severe, tissue integrity can begin to break down. 100 grams of Buckwheat contains 1.1 milligrams of copper, that’s the 55% of the daily recommended value for an adult.
Manganese functions as an antioxidant in skin cells and other cell types. This mineral helps protect skin against oxygen-related damage and also against damage from UV (ultraviolet) light. In 100 grams of Buckwheat, you can find 1.3 milligrams of manganese. It provides the 65% of the daily recommended value for the average adult.
Selenium is required for the proper activity of a group of enzymes called glutahione peroxidases. These enzymes play a key role in the body’s detoxification system and they also provide protection against oxidative stress. 8.3 micrograms of selenium can be found on every 100 grams of Buckwheat, the 12% of the total daily recommended selenium intake.
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