फापर (Fapar) is grown in south Asian countries like Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan. फापर is a Nepali spoken word which is called Buckwheat in English. It is cultivated in hilly parts of the regions. In Nepal, फापर (Fapar) is cultivated in Dolpa, Jumla, Baitadi, Humla, Manang and Mustang which are equals to or above an altitude of 2500 meter.

फापर in English (Meaning) = Buckwheat


Fafar is served in the form of different recipes. The grinded power commonly known as Fafar Ko Pitho is used for making roti. It is one of the main sources of food for people living in hilly regions. It has high calories content enriched with carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Microelements includes Calcium, Iron, Zinc etc.

Scientific name (Botanical name) of Buckwheat is Fagopyrum esculentum. It belongs to family Polygonaceae. The plants of this family is mainly grown for crops and grains.