Superfoods: Organic Quinoa

Quinoa (pronounced ‘Keen-Wah, commonly called 小小米 xiǎo xiǎo mǐ), is a healthy whole grain that is naturally free of trans fat, cholesterol and gluten. The ancient super grain quinoa is packed with protein (about 9 grams per cup), fiber (5 grams per cup), potassium, manganese, magnesium, and iron. With its whole grain goodness, quinoa can reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes and even help you maintain a healthy weight or lose weight.

Quinoa has a mild flavour and crisp texture that makes it extremely versatile with or in any dish. Quick and easy to cook, Nature’s Superfoods Quinoa makes a nutritious and tasty addition to your everyday meal. Add it to your soups, salads, stews, sauces, morning cereals, desserts etc. It’s a perfect protein food for both adults and children.

How to cook Quinoa
Cooking quinoa is as easy as cooking rice, couscous or millet.

Rinse quinoa well before cooking. Place water and Quinoa (1 part Quinoa to 2 parts water) in a saucepan, bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cook for 10-15 minutes until the Quinoa is translucent, plump and the external germ (“spiral tail”) is visible. Drain remaining water and serve with any dishes. Quinoa can be eaten plain, like rice.

Note: Cooked Quinoa expands the same way as rice – abut 2-3 times the original uncooked amount.

Leftover cooked Quinoa may be kept 3-4 days in the refrigerator. To make Quinoa flour, which may be used in baking or as a healthy thickener in sauces, soups and gravies, grind Nature’s Superfoods Quinoa in a blender for a few minutes.

Nature Superfoods Quinoa is now available at www.bgoecoshop.com!

Visit our site here to see How to Cook Quinoa and How to Make Quinoa Soup (Vegetarian).

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