Domestic and Export Market Expansion of Quality Buckwheat

  • 35 pages

  • Published: 1 Feb 2004

  • Author(s): Death, Rob

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This publication examines the potential to expand and develop domestic markets for quality Australian buckwheat through:
• Full analysis of opportunities for the use of Australian grown buckwheat in all human food forms, for example buckwheat sprouts, which would require domestically grown seed supplies to be used rather than imported dehulled product from China. Then a subsequent analysis of the resources the industry would require to develop and then subsequently adopt opportunities that have been identified.
• Comparative analysis of the food value of Australian buckwheat and the published analysis from the Northern Hemisphere.
• Investigation into the potential for buckwheat derivatives such as fagopyritols, flavanoid Rutin and D-chiro-inositol into nutraceuticals or as functional food ingredients.
• Detailed report on future industry links and networks improved by the implementation of a communications strategy (i.e. web site plus Australian buckwheat industry directory made up of:
a) Export operators
b) Domestic manufacturers, processors and re-packers
c) Growers
d) Government agencies
e) Importers).