United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service

National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release
Full Report (All Nutrients):  20008, Buckwheat
Food Group: Cereal Grains and Pasta
Scientific Name:  Fagopyrum esculentum Moench
Carbohydrate Factor: 3.78   Fat Factor:8.37   Protein Factor: 3.37   Nitrogen to Protein Conversion Factor: 6.25  
heading Nutrient Unit
Value per 100 g
# of Data Points Std. Error
cup 170 g
Proximates Water g 9.75 2 -- 16.57
Proximates Energy kcal 343 -- -- 583
Proximates Energy kJ 1435 -- -- 2440
Proximates Protein g 13.25 2 -- 22.52
Proximates Total lipid (fat) g 3.40 2 -- 5.78
Proximates Ash g 2.10 2 -- 3.57
Proximates Carbohydrate, by difference g 71.50 -- -- 121.55
Proximates Fiber, total dietary g 10.0 -- -- 17.0
Minerals Calcium, Ca mg 18 1 -- 31
Minerals Iron, Fe mg 2.20 1 -- 3.74
Minerals Magnesium, Mg mg 231 1 -- 393
Minerals Phosphorus, P mg 347 1 -- 590
Minerals Potassium, K mg 460 1 -- 782
Minerals Sodium, Na mg 1 1 -- 2
Minerals Zinc, Zn mg 2.40 1 -- 4.08
Minerals Copper, Cu mg 1.100 1 -- 1.870
Minerals Manganese, Mn mg 1.300 1 -- 2.210
Minerals Selenium, Se µg 8.3 -- -- 14.1
Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 0.0 -- -- 0.0
Vitamins Thiamin mg 0.101 1 -- 0.172
Vitamins Riboflavin mg 0.425 1 -- 0.723
Vitamins Niacin mg 7.020 1 -- 11.934
Vitamins Pantothenic acid mg 1.233 -- -- 2.096
Vitamins Vitamin B-6 mg 0.210 1 -- 0.357
Vitamins Folate, total µg 30 1 -- 51
Vitamins Folic acid µg 0 -- -- 0
Vitamins Folate, food µg 30 1 -- 51
Vitamins Folate, DFE µg 30 -- -- 51
Vitamins Vitamin B-12 µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin B-12, added µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin A, RAE µg 0 -- -- 0
Vitamins Retinol µg 0 -- -- 0
Vitamins Vitamin A, IU IU 0 -- -- 0
Vitamins Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 0.0 -- -- 0.0
Vitamins Vitamin D IU 0 -- -- 0
Lipids Fatty acids, total saturated g 0.741 -- -- 1.260
Lipids 4:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000
Lipids 6:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000
Lipids 8:0 g 0.035 13 -- 0.060
Lipids 10:0 g 0.018 13 -- 0.031
Lipids 12:0 g 0.010 13 -- 0.017
Lipids 14:0 g 0.025 13 -- 0.043
Lipids 16:0 g 0.450 13 -- 0.765
Lipids 18:0 g 0.047 13 -- 0.080
Lipids Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 1.040 -- -- 1.768
Lipids 16:1 undifferentiated g 0.023 13 -- 0.039
Lipids 18:1 undifferentiated g 0.988 13 -- 1.680
Lipids 20:1 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000
Lipids 22:1 undifferentiated g 0.012 13 -- 0.020
Lipids Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 1.039 -- -- 1.766
Lipids 18:2 undifferentiated g 0.961 13 -- 1.634
Lipids 18:3 undifferentiated g 0.078 13 -- 0.133
Lipids 18:4 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000
Lipids 20:4 undifferentiated g 0.000 -- -- 0.000
Lipids 20:5 n-3 (EPA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000
Lipids 22:5 n-3 (DPA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000
Lipids 22:6 n-3 (DHA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000
Lipids Cholesterol mg 0 -- -- 0
Amino Acids Tryptophan g 0.192 5 -- 0.326
Amino Acids Threonine g 0.506 17 -- 0.860
Amino Acids Isoleucine g 0.498 17 -- 0.847
Amino Acids Leucine g 0.832 17 -- 1.414
Amino Acids Lysine g 0.672 17 -- 1.142
Amino Acids Methionine g 0.172 17 -- 0.292
Amino Acids Cystine g 0.229 10 -- 0.389
Amino Acids Phenylalanine g 0.520 16 -- 0.884
Amino Acids Tyrosine g 0.241 15 -- 0.410
Amino Acids Valine g 0.678 17 -- 1.153
Amino Acids Arginine g 0.982 17 -- 1.669
Amino Acids Histidine g 0.309 16 -- 0.525
Amino Acids Alanine g 0.748 14 -- 1.272
Amino Acids Aspartic acid g 1.133 13 -- 1.926
Amino Acids Glutamic acid g 2.046 14 -- 3.478
Amino Acids Glycine g 1.031 14 -- 1.753
Amino Acids Proline g 0.507 14 -- 0.862
Amino Acids Serine g 0.685 14 -- 1.165
Other Alcohol, ethyl g 0.0 -- -- 0.0
Flavonols Quercetin 1, 2 mg 15.4 24 1.61 26.1
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin dimers 3 mg 5.8 8 2.17 9.8
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin trimers 3 mg 1.6 8 0.81 2.7
Langual Code(s)

  • A0125 GRAIN OR STARCH PRODUCT (US CFR)
  • A1290 2000 CEREAL GRAINS AND PASTA (USDA SR)
  • B1405 BUCKWHEAT
  • C0133 SEED, SKIN PRESENT, GERM PRESENT
  • E0150 WHOLE, NATURAL SHAPE
  • F0001 EXTENT OF HEAT TREATMENT NOT KNOWN
  • G0003 COOKING METHOD NOT APPLICABLE
  • H0138 WATER REMOVED
  • J0116 DEHYDRATED OR DRIED
  • K0003 NO PACKING MEDIUM USED
  • M0001 CONTAINER OR WRAPPING NOT KNOWN
  • N0001 FOOD CONTACT SURFACE NOT KNOWN
  • P0024 HUMAN FOOD, NO AGE SPECIFICATION