Buckwheat is known for its level of essential amino acids, which are one of the best sources of Protein in the plant kingdom. This is a perfect food for diabetics and for those who want to balance their blood sugar levels. Also an excellent colon cleanser, Buckwheat lettuce is loaded with Rutin, a powerful capillary wall strengthener. When veins become weak, blood and fluids accumulate and leak into tissues - a common cause of varicose veins and hemorrhoids. Daily consumption of Buckwheat is also a preventative for hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis). They are high in Lecithin; research suggests that regular use of Buckwheat may actually prevent anxiety, depression, and mental fatigue. Buckwheat is high in bio-flavonoids and Co-Enzyme Q10, one of the most powerful anti-oxidants in the human body. It is also a good source of Magnesium, Manganese, Selenium and B Vitamins.