Buckinis are activated organic buckwheat kernels (also known as groats). Despite its name, buckwheat is not related to wheat and is thus gluten-free. The kernels are crunchy and have a slightly nutty flavour, buckwheat kernels are grain-free, gluten-free, plant-based and preservative-free. They add a lovely texture to raw slices and desserts. Buckwheat belongs to the grass family, it’s the fruit of a leafy plant and is packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and plant protein. Choose activated buckwheat kernels. Activation is the same as sprouting and soaking the seeds, it starts the sprouting process which removes the enzyme inhibitors making the nutrients in the kernels available for our body to absorb. Buckwheat is low GI and won't spike blood sugar levels.