Wholegrain Quinoa Seeds
Quinoa is a fiber-rich grain crop that is grown for its edible seeds. This protein-packed grain is as versatile as rice and tastes delicious on its own or in a variety of cooking recipes. Simply rinse, boil in water, and indulge! Quinoa is great for any diet.
Quinoa is naturally gluten-free and it is loaded with rich nutrients, such as iron, B-vitamins, magnesium, calcium, vitamin E, and fiber. It is also a perfect plant-based source of protein as it contains all nine essential amino acids.
Quinoa can help lower blood sugar levels, aid weight loss, and reduce blood cholesterol. Quinoa is rich in lysine and high protein, which is important for tissue repair and growth. Quinoa is the only grain that contains this amino acid. Quinoa contains important minerals like calcium, iron, and phosphorus that seal moisture in the scalp to keep dandruff at bay. Since quinoa is also naturally gluten-free and can be eaten safely if one has gluten intolerance such as celiac disease.
Quinoa is a great source of:
• Thiamin (Vitamin B1)
Quinoa is classified as whole grain and is a good source of plant protein and fiber. One cup cooked provides about 8 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber. Unlike some plant proteins, quinoa is a complete protein, meaning that it contains all nine essential amino acids that our bodies cannot make on their own.
How to prepare:
1. Packaged quinoa is usually pre-rinsed but some brands may advise rinsing before cooking to remove any remaining saponins. Use a fine-mesh strainer to catch the small seeds and run the quinoa under cool water for a few passes.
2. Quinoa is prepared similarly to rice using three parts liquid to one part dry quinoa. One cup of dry quinoa will yield 3 cups cooked, and can be prepared in water, stock, or other liquids. You may also add herbs or spices during cooking such as bay leaves, mint leaves, peas, black pepper, or garlic or onion powder.
3. Add the seeds, liquid, and desired herbs to a pot and bring to a boil on low flame for 20-25 minutes. During the boil, check if the bitterness has gone then drain the water and reduce heat to low, cover the pot, and simmer for about 15 minutes or until tender. You may notice a little white “tail” unfold when it is fully cooked; this is the nutritious germ. Fluff with a fork. If the quinoa is too wet or you prefer drier quinoa, drain the cooked quinoa in a strainer and return to the pot. Cover and let sit for 15 minutes to dry out further.
How to serve:
• Prepare as a breakfast cereal by cooking the quinoa in water. Stir in diced fresh fruit/ vegetables, black pepper, and a tablespoon of nuts.
• Substitute quinoa in place of rice in stir-fries and sushi.
• Add a half to one cup of cooked quinoa to salads or soups for more heartiness.
• Replace pasta with quinoa in pasta salad recipes. The fiber and protein found in quinoa have been known to help curb cravings and satisfy hunger, making it a great replacement for white or brown rice in any meal. Add this nutty, nutritious rice substitute to your pantry for a new staple food that both kids and adults are sure to enjoy.
|Box Contained||A pouch full of Quinoa seeds (500g) that is processed and 100% gluten-free.|