White Quinoa Seeds

Description

weightNet Weight: 390g

mapCountry of Origin: Peru

Health Benefits and Nutrition info

White Quinoa is one of the world’s most popular health foods. Quinoa is naturally gluten-free, high in protein and contains many essential amino acids. It is also high in fiber, magnesium, B-vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and various beneficial antioxidants. Adding quinoa to the diet can increase its overall nutritional value, and may help to reduce blood sugar levels and lower blood triglycerides. Its qualities make it a weight loss friendly food as it is high in protein and fiber and has a relatively low glycemic index value. Quinoa is receiving additional attention in recent years, as Celiac disease seems to be a larger and well-known condition. Because it is gluten-free, quinoa is well accepted as an alternative to wheat, barley and rye, and has been shown to increase the nutrient and antioxidant value of gluten-free diets. Quercetin and kaempferol are flavonoids that are also found in relatively high levels in quinoa. These antioxidants are thought to protect against a range of chronic diseases, including cancer. Moreover, there is evidence that the vitamin riboflavin (vitamin B2) found in quinoa reduces the frequency of migraine.

Description

It is a flowering annual plant in the amaranth family grown as a grain crop primarily for its edible seeds. Quinoa is characterised as a pseudocereal and is botanically related to spinach and amaranth (Amaranthus spp.). Its small seeds are prepared and eaten similarly to a grain.

History

Quinoa was an important crop for the Inca Empire. They referred to it as the “mother of all grains” and believed it to be sacred. It was domesticated 3,000 to 4,000 years ago for human consumption in the Andean region of north-western South America, though archaeological evidence shows livestock uses 5,200 to 7,000 years ago. Quinoa only became trendy and reached “superfood status” a few years ago. These days, you can find quinoa and products made with it all over the world, especially in health food stores and restaurants with an emphasis on vegetarian dishes and natural foods. There are three main types: white, red and black

How to enjoy

White Quinoa is considered as a “superfood” and has everything you are looking for in a meal. It offers high quality nutrition and tends to cook up fluffier than the other types. It is quick cooking, naturally gluten free and often used as an alternative to rice or grains.

Preparation and cooking tips

White quinoa has a subtle delicious nutty taste that makes it a versatile ingredient in the kitchen. It can be used in baking or as a breakfast grain; it also works well in hot side dishes, cold salads, and even in burgers.

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