Quinoa White, Organic

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Nutritionists believe that the protein in quinoa is of a better quality than meat. In fact, nutrition expert Patrick Holford describes quinoa as "about as close to a perfect food as you can get"!


Quinoa is actually a seed, and a powerful one at that. It's rich in essential fats, vitamins and minerals, and provides almost four times as much calcium as wheat. Unlike most plant proteins, quinoa contains all the essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. 

Known as the "mother grain", quinoa has been grown in South America for over 5,000 years and is revered as a source of strength for those working at high altitudes.
 
NUTRITION INFORMATION
Serving Size: 50g
  Per Serving Per 100g
 Energy (kj) 770 1540
 Protein (g) 7.1 14.1
 Fat (g) 3.1 6.1
 -saturated (g) 0.5 0.7
 Carbohydrate (g) 32.2 64.2
 -sugars (g) 0.0 0.0
 Dietary fibre (g) 3.5 7.0
 Sodium (mcg) 3 5

How to use:

  1. Cooking: Rinse 1 cup of quinoa under cold running water. Place rinsed quinoa in a pan. Pour over 2 cups water (you can also use stock or water flavoured with herb sprigs)
  2. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to a simmer until all water is absorbed. This will take about 12-15 minutes.

Recipe Ideas

Quinoa Rice Pudding

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