KASHA, I now learn, is made from roasted buckwheat groats.
The origin of buckwheat is believed to come from China or central Asia. It is a fruit seed and it is related to rhubarb, sorrel, and knot wood, thus it is a suitable substitute for people with Celiac disease and other problems associated with sensitivity to grains which contain gluten.
Buckwheat is very nutritious. Whole buckwheat can be used as a substitute for rice and can be cooked as cereal. Buckwheat flour can be used in making cakes, bread, and PANCAKES..
Mother used to make buckwheat pancakes. After reading about buckwheat, I was waxing reminiscent about those pancakes. Les and I decided to make some because we both remembered the buckwheat pancakes with fondness.
I now have a nearly-full box of Aunt Jemima's Buckwheat Pancake Mix