This is despite the fact that it was actually originally brought from Central Asia to Europe by the Saracens and Tartars – although it was rapidly integrated into the local cuisine.
Buckwheat polenta, buckwheat cake and buckwheat pasta are just some of the delicious items that can be made from buckwheat. Buckwheat is also especially popular in cuisine for special diets: on the one hand it contains no gluten and is therefore well tolerated even by sufferers of coeliac disease, and on the other hand it is especially rich in minerals, vitamins, potassium and unsaturated fatty acids. Buckwheat is easily damaged when being grown and will not tolerate any fertilizers – thus making it a true organic product.
The community of Neuhaus in particular has devoted itself to buckwheat. With the “Had'nbliat” festival in July and the “Had'nherbst” autumn festival in September, you can sample the numerous delicacies made from buckwheat right away at two regional festivals. And don’t forget to try the “buckwheat crisps”!