The nutritional evaluation of underutilized cereals and buckwheat

Food Nutr Bull. 2002 Sep;23(3 Suppl):246-9.


We evaluated the nutritional factors of underutilized cereals (spelt, emmer, einkorn, millet, foxtail millet, semiperennial rye, naked oat, and naked barley) and buckwheat. The basic food components as well as minor nutrients were determined. The analyses included dry matter, ash, protein, dietary fiber, fat, fatty acids, amino acids, minerals, and lipophilic and hydrophilic vitamins. Rutin was also determined in buckwheat. We hope to offer new recipes for the healthy food production and for special dietary use (diabetes, celiac disease, phenylketonuria diet, etc.). Use of the germinated seeds is also suggested. The examples of some healthy food products in the Czech Republic are mentioned.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acids / analysis
  • Dietary Fats / analysis
  • Dietary Fiber / analysis
  • Dietary Proteins / analysis
  • Edible Grain / chemistry*
  • Fagopyrum / chemistry*
  • Food Analysis*
  • Food, Organic
  • Humans
  • Minerals / analysis
  • Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
  • Nutritive Value
  • Vitamins / analysis


  • Amino Acids
  • Dietary Fats
  • Dietary Fiber
  • Dietary Proteins
  • Minerals
  • Vitamins