Quinoa – Health Benefits And How to Use It
Full of protein, full of flavor, gluten free and adaptable to almost any cuisine, quinoa has taken over as the grain of choice for health conscious people. The red is a different variety and takes a little longer to cook than the golden. Not only does it pack 8 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber per 1-cup-cooked serving, it’s also one of the few plant foods considered to be a complete protein, which means it contains all the essential amino acids your body can’t naturally produce. It is also high in fiber, magnesium, B-vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E. Great to know for our vegetarian customers!
You can use quinoa in savory dishes like salads, stir fries, stuffing but also in sweet dishes like energy bars, breakfast and smoothies. Check this link for some great recipes ideas.