Organic Quinoa

Quinoa is a super-seed that is gluten-free and a complete protein. Its easy to digest and perfect for vegans and vegetarians. Its also easy to cook and even easier to consume. 

Quinoa has three strains: white, black and red. While white is most popular as its easier to cook but they all have the same nutritional super-powers!

 

Product of Bolivia

Ingredients: Organic quinoa

 

HEALTH BENEFITS:

The nutritional profile of Quinoa is impressive, giving this seed some important health benefits to brag about:

  • Assists with weight loss 
  • Benefits the gluten-free diet with a variety of nutrients not found in other gluten-free grain sources
  • Has anti-cancer properties with all those anti-oxidants
  • Is gut-health friendly 
  • Supports bone health 

 

USE IT!

Quinoa has a mild taste when rinsed before cooking. Add in some extra flavour by cooking in stock or bone broth for some added nutrients! 

It is popular as a rice substitute, added to salads and can even be made into porridge! Its budget friendly and goes a long way in the pantry.

 

 NUTRITION:

This well-rounded seed offers a lot for the body as its high in:

  • Protein & fiber
  • Manganese, magnesium & phosphorus
  • Folate, copper & iron
  • Thiamine, vitamin B-6 & potassium

1 cup of cooked quinoa contains: 22 calories, 4g of fat, 39g of carbohydrates, 5g of fibre & 8g of protein

 

RECIPE:

Perfectly Cooked Qunioa

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of quinoa
  • 2 cups of water/stock/broth

 

Instructions:

1. Rinse quinoa in a strainer in cold water, rub quinoa together with your hands.

2. Add to saucepan with liquid and bring to a boil.

3. Lower the heat, and cook covered for 15 minutes. 

4. Remove from heat, let stand with the LID ON for 5 more minutes.

5. Fluff with a fork & enjoy!


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