These 100% Buckwheat Noodles are organic and wheat & gluten-free. Despite its' name, buckwheat contains no wheat, instead it’s a seed related to rhubarb and sorrel. It has been proven to be high in protein, fiber, and minerals such as magnesium. These noodles are steamed and air dried to maintain the purity. King Soba Organic 100% Buckwheat Noodles are kosher, ideal for vegetarians, vegans, celiacs or people who are wheat and gluten sensitive. Also, as a low glycemic index food, they work well in the GI (Glycemic Index) diet. Along with typical Asian style dishes, try swapping pasta for these noodles and enjoy a robust spaghetti pasta dish, that’s healthy too!