Description:Quinoa, pronounced ‘KEEN-wah', is a gluten-free pseudo-cereal, acts like cereal grain while not actually one, that has risen to fame due to it’s strong nutritional profile. Quinoa is a complete protein, possessing all the proteins the body can’t make by itself and as if that wasn’t enough, it provides it in the right quantities. In fact, the year 2013 was named “The International Year of Quinoa” by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation because of its high nutrient value.
Just one cup of quinoa provides 8 gms of protein.
High in quercitin, a flavanoid that possesses anti-inflammatory properties
Has a low glycemic index, perfect for blood sugar control
Calorie Count: 1 cup (185 gms) contains 222 calories
Ways to enjoy:
Add to salads for a protein boost and satiety
Make into a hot breakfast cereal:
Boiled quinoa according to pack instructions
Add your preferred milk
Top with cinnamon and apples
N.B: Quinoa seeds are coated with saponin, a bitter substance that protects the seeds from predators. Rinse well before using.
How to Store: Store in an airtight container in a cool dark place