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.
- Quinoa comes in different colors: red, white, and even black. Try them all and find the one you love most.
Check out our recipe for quinoa and bean burger with Huancaína sauce