WHAT IS QUINOA EXACTLY?
Quinoa is often referred to as a “pseudocereal” (just like buckwheat, amaranth, and chia) because it is technically not a grain but a seed, yet similar to true cereals when it comes to flavor, cooking, and nutritional profile. According to the Whole Grains Council, quinoa is a gluten-free, whole-grain carbohydrate, as well as a whole protein (meaning it contains all nine essential amino acids).
QUINOA NUTRITIONAL FACTS
Overall, quinoa has an incredible nutrition base. Compared with refined grains, whole grains like quinoa are considered better sources of fiber, protein, B vitamins, and iron But aside from these key nutrients, one of the greatest nutrient profiles quinoa can offer is its level of protein. Because protein makes up 15 percent of the grain, as reported by the Grains & Legumes Nutrition Council, quinoa is a high-protein, low-fat grain option. It’s also naturally gluten-free, high in fiber, and provides many key vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B and magnesium.
1) The ratio is 1 cup of uncooked quinoa to under cold water until the water runs clear.
2) Bring rinsed quinoa and liquid to a boil in a medium saucepan. stir occasionally.
3) Reduce heat to maintain a low simmer until tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed in and cook for 15 minutes.
A VALUABLE SOURCE FOR HEALTH
In addition, quinoa is a valuable source of heart-healthy fatty acids, rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants offering powerful anti-inflammatory benefits, Vitamins B and E, as well as minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, and zinc. Its high content of both soluble and insoluble fiber may aid in keeping blood sugar levels balanced and lowering cholesterol levels.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF QUINOA
1) Very Nutritious
2) Very High in Fiber, Much Higher Than Most Grains
4) Very High in Protein
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HEALTH BENEFITS: Rich in fiber, minerals, antioxidants, and all nine essential amino acids, quinoa is one of the healthiest and most nutritious foods on the planet. It may improve your blood sugar and cholesterol levels and even aid weight loss.
QUALITIES: Quinoa is an important source of high-quality gluten-free vegetable protein and unlike most grains, it is a complete protein, containing all of the essential amino acids you must get through your diet. It is a particularly good source of lysine, which contributes to immune system health, muscle repair, and may even reduce anxiety.
INSTRUCTIONS: Place 1 part of Quinoa and 2 parts water (or stock) in a saucepan, bring to a boil. 2) Reduce to a simmer, cook for 15-20 minutes until the quinoa is translucent, plump and the external germ is visible. 3) Quinoa cooks like rice and can also be cooked in a rice cooker (1 cup quinoa with 2 cups of water).
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