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Buckwheat Tuna
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This is an ideal recipe for A group, it's easy & any appropriate vegetables can be added. I have included vegetables I prefer the most.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (8 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type O (3 beneficials)
  • Entree
  • 1 small tin tuna (in spring water)
  • buckwheat
  • silver beet [swiss chard]
  • garlic
  • butternut pumpkin [winter squash]
  • green string beans
  • onion or leek
  • carrot
  • olive oil for cooking


    I have not included portion sizes because this is from Australia & measurements differ, so use your imagination.
How to make it:
  1. Prepare buckwheat according to instructions & amount preferred.
  2. Steam cut pumpkin and add to frying pan with cut onion or leek in small amount of olive oil.
  3. Once browned, remove and pop into a serving dish.
  4. Now add oil and cook required amount of garlic, then add silver beet.
  5. When cooked add to the dish.
  6. Steam diced carrots and beans and add to the dish.
  7. Pop the buckwheat and drained tuna into the dish containing cooked pumpkin,leek,silver beet & garlic,carrots & beans.
  8. Mix all together, and if needed heat portion size required in microwave.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Swiss Chard2 B B N N N N B B
Green/Snap/String Bean1 ,2 ,3 B B N N N N N N
Tuna2 ,3 N N B B N N N N
Buckwheat/Kasha4 B N A A A A N A
Carrot2 ,4 B N N N B B N B
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Squash (Summer/Winter)2 ,3 ,4 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Vegetable Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Onion (Red/Spanish/Yellow/Whit...1 ,2 B B N N N B B B
Leek1 ,2 B B N N N N A A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .
[4] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 04, 2007 at 05:29 PM By: Rodney