We chose buckwheat as the base ingredient for all our products, because...
The name buckwheat is a little confusing, we know!
But it’s actually a gluten-free, nutrient-rich seed that’s more closely related to rhubarb and strawberries than wheat.
As long as it’s handled in a certified gluten-free facility (ahem, like ours!), then it’s 100% safe for folks who want to remove or reduce gluten from their diet.
*Superfood = A natural food that’s nutrient-dense and low in calories — like buckwheat!
A PLANT-BASED COMPLETE PROTEIN
A complete protein has all 9 essential amino acids, aiding tissue repair and nutrient absorption.
LOW ON THE GLYCEMIC INDEX
Low glycemic foods release slowly and steadily, helping with blood sugar levels.
A GOOD SOURCE OF PREBIOTIC FIBER
Buckwheat has a special type of fiber that’s great for gut health and aids healthy digestion.
FULL OF KEY VITAMINS
Like magnesium, zinc, B vitamins, and manganese, to support the immune system.
RICH IN RUTIN AND QUERCETIN
These are heart-healthy, anti-inflammatory antioxidants that help blood flow.
NATURALLY GLUTEN-FREE & GRAIN-FREE
As a seed and not a grain, it’s a naturally delicious option for folks on gluten-free diets.
Unlike a lot of other base-ingredients in gluten-free foods, buckwheat is naturally flavorful — which means it doesn’t require a bunch of added, artificial flavors or fillers to taste great.
Check out our selection of buckwheat-based products, all made with simple, wholesome ingredients, and carefully crafted to bring you joy in every bite.
*Regenerative agriculture = Sustainable farming practices that work to bring back biodiversity and restore soil health.
More and more, folks are looking to regenerative agriculture as a potential solution to global warming.
In part, this is because healthy soil stores carbon, and in that way actually helps reduce carbon emissions.
Buckwheat naturally improves soil health.
Healthier soil grows more nutrient-rich crops.
You put more nutritious foods on your table.
FARMERS GROW IT AS A COVER CROP
Cover crops are planted to protect and enrich the soil, reducing soil erosion on farmed land.
SUPPRESSES WEEDS AND ATTRACTS BEES!
Buckwheat pushes out harmful weeds and attracts pollinators with its abundant blossoms.
NATURALLY SHARES NUTRIENTS
It performs wonderfully in low fertility soils, which means it doesn’t need petroleum based fertilizers to grow.
NEEDS NO ARTIFICIAL FERTILIZERS
Buckwheat absorbs phosphorous and other nutrients, and later releases them for other plants to take in.
Back when Karen, Maine Crisp Founder, started searching for delicious gluten-free crackers, she couldn’t find anything on the market with the right healthy ingredients, taste, and crunch.
So, she decided to create some for herself.
Her love of slurping soba noodles in Japan led her to play with buckwheat flour in her home kitchen in Maine.
Soon she realized she could do better by people who have food restrictions, and make them something that truly tastes good...
Shop wholesome, tasty, gluten-free foods to enjoy and to share. All made with buckwheat, love, and care.