Quinoa, also known as the “Grain of the Incas” or “Mother of all seeds,” is called a superfood due to its high nutritional value. It contains a higher amount of protein than true grains. Also, it is high in fibers and has all the nine essential amino acids that our body requires, making quinoa one of the best non-animal food sources of complete protein.
Quinoa is a powerhouse of trace nutrients and being low on the glycaemic index and high in proteins means its perfect for vegans and peiple witth gluten sensitivity. It’s also a great source of iron and folate. Light and delicate in taste, white quinoa is a delicious grain that can be enjoyed on its own or as a side dish. Once cooked, the grains swell to a fluffier texture and can be eaten with veggies, meat, or soup.
Since quinoa contains saponin, it needs to be rinsed thoroughly in running water before being cooked. Simply wait for the water to run clear, and you’re good to go! Cooked quinoa is versatile and can be included as part of a wholesome diet. Goodbye, regular rice!
The grains can be cooked and added to salads, eaten with gravy or stir-fried veggies/meat, or folded into soups.