Organic Quinoa Tricolore - Black, White, Red Quinoa Mix
Country of Origin: Peru
Quinoa is a pseudo-cereal of the Amaranthaceae family that is grown for its seeds which are popular and are considered a superfood for their high fiber content. Quinoa also contains magnesium, B vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and various beneficial antioxidants. In particular, it contains the antioxidants quercetin and campherol, two flavonoids associated with lowering blood pressure, protecting the heart and reducing the risk of heart disease, their anti-inflammatory and anti-viral action and their anti-allergic properties.
Quinoa is rich in fiber. It contains about 11-16 grams of fiber per 100 grams of quinoa, an amount greater than almost any other cereal. Of these, about 2 grams are soluble fiber and consuming them helps regulate sugar and cholesterol. The rest of the insoluble fiber it contains help in the proper peristaltic movement of the intestine and in the fight against constipation.
Quinoa is an excellent source of protein compared to other plant foods as it contains sufficient amounts of all the essential amino acids. It is a favorite choice of vegetarians and vegans.
Quinoa does not contain gluten by nature.
How to cook Quinoa:
Rinse the quinoa with plenty of running water and drain well. Place it in a saucepan. For one cup of quinoa we will need 2 cups of water (the ratio is one part quinoa - 2 parts water). Add salt and simmer without stirring for 12-15 minutes until all the water is absorbed. Remove from the heat and cover the pot for 5 minutes. Quinoa is ready and fluffy.
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