Discover the benefits of quinoa and a recipe that you will love.
It’s safe to say that quinoa has become a superfood. In addition to being very popular lately, this little seed captivates those who bet on a natural, eco-friendly and healthy diet. Its fluffy texture and tiny spiral shapes are an original way to bring a lot of personality to your plate.
Here are some facts about quinoa.
- It provides as much energy and fiber as whole grains, is packed with protein and has an exceptional amount of minerals.
- The flavor of this seed is quite peculiar, something between rice and couscous, thus serving as a great alternative to both if you’re looking to try something new.
- The ancient Incas called quinoa "chisaya mama" which translates roughly as "the mother of all grains".
- Compared to traditional cereals, quinoa has a high amount of protein and is also rich in essential minerals, such as iron, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, zinc, copper and potassium and vitamins B2 and B3. Quinoa is also gluten free.
- Store it in a cool, dry place. Once opened, it should be kept in an airtight container.
- Quinoa should always be rinsed before cooking. Then simmered (not boiled) and fluffed with a fork for better texture.
Check out our recipe for quinoa and bean burger with Huancaína sauce