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What Bracha Rishona and Bracha Achrona do you make on (Kasha) buckwheat?

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This confuses everyone as it has the word "wheat" in its name, but it's not related to wheat!

It's not chametz on Passover, either.

Assuming it hasn't been turned into mush (rendering it shehakol), ha'adama before, and borei nefashot afterwards.

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+1. AFAIK you're right. But a source would be nice. (Also, the confusion is, naturally, not only because of the "wheat" in the name, but also because it's grain-like. No one thinks Grape-Nuts are haetz. But that's doubtless what you meant.) –  msh210 Oct 5 '11 at 13:41
Would it be conidered Kitniyos? –  Gershon Gold Oct 5 '11 at 15:11
The Star-K says it's on the list of Kitniyos. You'd have to do some serious research to determine where, when, and how it the custom towards it developed as such; but it's been treated as a semigrain for a very long time in many places. –  Shalom Oct 5 '11 at 17:13
@msh210 Here's a source. –  yydl Oct 5 '11 at 22:11
@yydl Thanks. (I meant a source in the answer, incidentally; i.e., a source for everyone's benefit, not mine. But I suppose everyone can read the comments, too.) –  msh210 Oct 5 '11 at 22:37

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