Quinoa, while still considered a niche food, is becoming increasingly more popular throughout North America. It’s nutritional properties are incredible, it’s easy to cook and can be incorporated into so many of your favorite dishes. It’s gluten free and is an excellent protein source, so it’s suitable for all types of diets, including vegan, vegetarian, meat eating, weight loss, and high protein diets.
Some of the nutrients you’ll find in quinoa are:
Riboflavin, calcium, vitamin e, iron, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, folic acid, and beta carotene. One cup of uncooked white quinoa has a whopping 24 grams of protein, 12grams of dietary fibre, and only 8mg of sodium.
Quinoa is also a complete protein that provides you with all the essential amino acids necessary for human growth and development.
It’s available in whole grain, flakes, and flour. And can be used is a variety of dishes like soups, stews, as a substitute for rice, and for baking.
I’m a big fan of quinoa, so you’ll be seeing lots of recipes on www.rawandfresh.com that feature this versatile superfood!