Is buckwheat healthy?
Buckwheat packs a mighty nutritious punch! It’s a complete protein (contains all of the essential amino acids!) and is abundant in fiber, rich in minerals, like copper, magnesium, and iron, and ranks low on the glycemic index.
This superfood also promotes heart health, supports digestion, and its energy-boosting capabilities make for the tastiest antidote to the dreaded mid-day slump.
Oh, and it’s the only field crop to contain rutin, a powerful antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties!
How does buckwheat benefit the planet?
We took feel-good snacking to the next level by incorporating sustainable agricultural practices at the foundation of our production process. Buckwheat is a prime cover crop in regenerative farming, which can improve land health and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. (More info on regenerative agriculture below!)
Buckwheat also has a long flowering period with beautifully delicate clusters of white—and sometimes pink or yellow—flowers, providing beneficial food for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators and insects. The extended period of pollen and nectar means that pollinators can find flowers when many other crops have already gone to seed.
On a more local level, our snacks support family farms in Maine. We source our buckwheat from Bouchard Family Farms, based in Aroostook County. From seed to snack, Diggables is deeply committed to the resurgence of the Maine grain economy.
What is regenerative agriculture?
At its core, regenerative agriculture is all about restoring soil health. By implementing soil-friendly practices, like minimizing synthetic fertilizers and planting cover crops, regenerative farming can increase water retention, improve nutrient-cycling, and decrease greenhouse gas emissions by building soil carbon.
Not only can these more holistic farming methods help to combat climate change, but recent studies suggest that regeneratively grown food is more nutrient-rich than plants grown under conventional farming methods!
Are Diggables Buckwheat Puffs gluten-free?
Yes! Buckwheat is a naturally gluten-free pseudograin.
Are Diggables Buckwheat Puffs vegan?
Our Simply Maine Sea Salt and Savory Garden Herb flavors are vegan.
Any tasty new flavors coming soon?
We’re always on the hunt for new and exciting flavors that perfectly complement buckwheat’s deliciously distinct, mellow, and nutty flavor. Stay tuned to our socials for updates. And if you have something delicious in mind — let us know!
Where can I find Diggables?
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How do I get Diggables in my favorite store?
Let them know you want to see our puffs on their shelves—and then shoot us a message with the business name and address and we’ll follow up!
Can I get a free sample?
We want everyone to experience the tasty goodness of Diggables, but unfortunately, free snacks for all isn’t feasible. We always have samples on hand at tasting demos, festivals, and markets though, so give us a follow us on Instagram to see where we’re popping up next! (You just might catch a giveaway there, too!).