Rustic meal of buckwheat pancakes in plate and bowl made of gourds, on flower sac tablecloth, accompanied by maple syrup

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Buckwheat was first domesticated in Asia, and was one of the earliest crops introduced by Europeans to North America. It was common In the northeastern United States in the 18th and 19th centuries, but became much rather since nitrogen fertilizers started being used, greatly increasing the production of corn and wheat.