What is Quinoa?
Quinoa is one of the world's most popular health foods.
Quinoa is gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain sufficient amounts of all nine essential amino acids..
It is also high in fiber, magnesium, B vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and various beneficial antioxidants.
Quinoa is a grain crop that is grown for its edible seeds. It’s pronounced KEEN-wah.
It technically isn't a cereal grain, but a pseudo-cereal (1).
In other words, it is basically a seed, which is prepared and eaten similarly to a grain.
Quinoa was an important crop for the Inca Empire. They referred to it as the "mother of all grains" and believed it to be sacred.
It has been eaten for thousands of years in South America and only recently became a trend food, even reaching superfood status.
Quinoa is non-GMO, gluten-free and usually grown organically. Even though technically not a cereal grain, it still counts as a whole-grain food.
NASA scientists have been looking at it as a suitable crop to be grown in outer space, mostly based on its high nutrient content, ease of use and simplicity of growing it (3).
The United Nations (UN) declared 2013 "The International Year of Quinoa," due to its high nutrient value and potential to contribute to food security worldwide (4).
Quinoa contains large amounts of flavonoids (a group of plant metabolites thought to provide health benefits through cell signalling pathways and antioxidant effects), including quercetin and kaempferol. These are potent plant antioxidants with numerous health benefits.
How to Cook Rice:
It can be ready to eat in as little as 15–20 minutes:
- Put 2 cups (240 ml) of water in a pot, turn up the heat.
- Add 1 cup (170 grams) of raw quinoa, with a dash of Pink Himalayan salt.
- Boil for 15–20 minutes.
It should now have absorbed most of the water and gotten a fluffy look. If done right, it should have a mild, nutty flavor and a satisfying crunch.
100% Certified Organic White Quinoa
Preservative Free, Chemical Free, Pesticide Free, GMO Free, Vegan.
- Servings per unit: 8, Serving size: 50g
- Average Quantity
- Energy 737kJ
- Protein 7.9g
- Total Fat 3g
- – Saturated 0.8g
- – Monounsaturated 0.8g
- Carbohydrate 27.2g
- – Sugars 2.8g
- Dietary Fibre 4.8g
- Sodium 2.5mg
- Iron 2mg
- Calcium 26.5mg
- Potassium 260mg
- Magnesium 100mg
Quinoa is naturally gluten-free. Using it instead of typical gluten-free ingredients can increase the antioxidant and nutrient value of your diet when you’re avoiding gluten.
May contain traces of seeds and nuts.
**ALWAYS WASH YOUR QUINOA PRIOR TO COOKING**
- Uncooked quinoa will keep in an air tight container in a cool, dry place (like a cupboard) for up to one year.
- Cooked quinoa will keep in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the fridge. You can also freeze quinoa for up to a month.
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