Quinoa - Gluten-Free Healthy Meal
What is Quinoa?Quinoa was initially called "the mother grain" the grain has become known as a 'superfood.' Quinoa nutrition have revealed that the food is a significant boost to your overall health
Nutritional benefits of quinoaA 100g serving of cooked quinoa provides:
- 120 Kcal/503KJ
- 4.4g protein
- 1.9g fat
- 19.4g carbohydrate
- 2.8g fiber
- 17mg calcium
- 64mg magnesium
DietQuinoa contains bitter-tasting compounds called saponins that keep insects away without the need for pesticides. They are mainly concentrated in the outer coating of quinoa. Manufacturers can easily remove saponins by rinsing quinoa with water. Although producers of most packaged quinoa have already removed most of the saponins, people may wish to give it an extra rinse before consuming it.
Benefits of QuinoaQuinoa health benefits are vast and expansive. If you are looking to up your daily health regime and improve your diet, adding this (not) grain is an easy way to do so.
Protein-Rich with Amino Acids
Heaps of Fiber
Tones of Iron
Full of Lysine
Low Glycemic Index
Rich in Magnesium
High in Flavonoids
High in Antioxidants
May Help You Lose Weight
May lower the risk of chronic disease
May help balance blood sugar
May improve gut health
- It is easy to incorporate quinoa into the diet, and people can use it instead of rice in any recipe. Its small grains cook to tender in as little as 15 minutes.
- Quinoa has a subtle nutty taste that makes it a versatile ingredient. It can play a role in baking or as a breakfast grain, and quinoa also works well in hot side dishes, cold salads, and burgers.
Cooked Quinoa for Use in Recipes
- To make 3 cups of cooked quinoa:
- Place 1 cup raw quinoa in a fine mesh colander and rinse for at least 30 seconds.
- Mix 2 cups water and the rinsed quinoa in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Decrease heat and simmer for 10-20 minutes until all of the water has been absorbed.
- Cover the pot, remove it from the heat, and let it steam for five more minutes.