Grechka
• гре́чка • gréčka •
Fagopyrum esculentum

Grechka is a pseudocereal. Pseudocereals are seeds that are consumed as cereal grains but don't grow on grasses. Other common pseudocereals include quinoa and amaranth.

Buckwheat has a wonderful flavor, it has a rich history in Asia, where it is used for traditional noodles such as soba, and in Eastern Europe, where it is used to make a porridge called kasha.

Why buckwheat is a functional and therapeutic superfood that you don't know about yet?

Gluten-free

Buckwheat is not related to wheat and is thus gluten-free, it's not a grain and thus grain-free. It's a great choice for people with celiac disease or grain sensitivities.

Protein and amino acids

The protein in buckwheat is very high quality and easily digestible. it has a higher protein level than in rice, wheat, and corn.

Buckwheat protein is particularly rich in the amino acids lysine and arginine and has proven effective at plasma cholesterol level reduction, suppressing gallstone formation, and reducing the risk of colon cancer.

High fiber

Husk, which coats the groat contains resistant starch, a type of dietary fiber beneficial for digestive health.

Resistant starch is fermented by gut bacteria in your colon. These bacteria produce short-chain fatty acids- nutrition for the cells lining your colon, improving gut health, and decreasing your risk of colon cancer.

Carbs

Buckwheat stores carbs in the form o starch. Some of the soluble carbs in buckwheat, such as fagopyritol and D-chiro-inositol, have been shown to help moderate the rise in blood sugar after meals.

Anti-inflammatory

Buckwheat can exert a positive effect on the myofibroblasts, cells involved in the regulation inflammatory response in the intestine

Eating buckwheat reduces circulating levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines, such as interferon-gamma and monocyte chemotactic protein-1 in humans with non-celiac gluten sensitivity. It has been found to reduce inflammation by downregulating tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-alpha) and interleukin IL-6.2

Buckwheat is great for the prevention and treatment of IBDs (inflammatory bowel diseases).

Low glycemic index

Buckwheat scores low to medium on the glycemic index (GI) — this means that the carbohydrate content is absorbed slowly into the bloodstream, providing your body with a steady flow of energy without spikes in the blood sugar.

Mood booster

Serotonin is a hormone that makes us feel happy and relaxed. Buckwheat is an excellent source of tryptophan which helps us to release serotonin.

Reduces stress and anxiety

Buckwheat is also an excellent source of calcium and magnesium which also helps relaxation, tired and achy muscles, and improvement of hypertension conditions.

Healthy body for healthy mind.

Grechka is an inspiration for nutritional routines and wellness.

We help you to worry less about what to eat and how to integrate healthy habits in your routines, so you can focus on deeper, meaningful things in your life.

We care about:

Taking care of each other

We deeply care about each other, about the product and how our product cares about other people. Our products are always the best quality, made without harmful chemicals, organic, gluten-free, grain-free and junk-free.

Fostering healthy habits

We promote longevity and vitality and strongly believe that buckwheat is a wholesome healthy superfood, which helps to lower blood sugar, has positive effect on insulin and blood glucose, boosting heart and gut health, high in protein and essential vitamins.

Safe encouraging space for self-expression and acceptance

Making yourself heard, having feeling of the belonging in the trustworthy creative community is vital for us. Expressing yourself in the all shapes and forms and exploring new forms of expression is a crucial for our well-being. That's why we invite everyone to join the accepting and welcoming creative world.

Creative wholesome meals

We love experimenting and co-creating in the kitchen, that's why we share our recipes and love finding inspiring new ideas.

Sustainable and thoughtful design

We approach design with details- clean, convenient, modern aesthetic with viable materials and intuitive, mess-free usage.

We are grechka

We are enabling a safe space for self-expression, freeing real people's voices and creative cooking of the nutritious meals, promoting healthy and passionate life.

Xenia Leo

CEO and Co-Founder

A heartwarming environment creates a safe container for creativity, where a person can tap into their full potential. I've realized there is no place like home able provide that feeling, so I start creating a sense of home whenever I go by following knowledge and traditions that I got to know from my family.

Growing up in Russia buckwheat was an essential of our family traditional plates and day-to-day diet. Now I live far from my home town, lots has been changed but fundamental traditions. I enjoy cozy friend's gatherings, impactful creative jams and random spontaneous trips.

Everything in My life goes around community, joy and story behind this visual poetry. As a photographer I get inspired by human's stories and unique characters that I got to meet along the way.

I'm grateful to co-create this welcoming environment through gastronomical and poetic experience.

@xenialeo

Kate Berezhnova

CEO & Co-Founder

Growing up in the Far East Russia has been my main source of inspiration for all in life. As a child buckwheat has always been an essential of nutritious and affordable diet.

There is no Russian culture without poetry. It inspired me to write my first poem at 6 years old and continue my poetry writing hobby, which helped me to form as an artistic sensual person.

I enjoy cooking, play music, poetic nights with friends and love nature and beauty. I'm grateful to be a part of the open and supportive community of diverse people, who inspire each other and help to grow together in all aspects of what means to be human, whose values shape the future world.

@b_katerina