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Nature's Superfoods Organic Tri-colour Quinoa 500g

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What is it?

Quinoa (pronounced “keen-wah”), is a traditional Andean crop and cultivated mainly around the Lake Titicaca region in Peru and Bolivia of South America.The ancient seed of Quinoa is a versatile, complete protein grain. It is now widely termed as the “mother of all grains” as it’s close to one of the most complete natural foods (contains amino acids, enzymes, vitamins and minerals, fibre, antioxidants, and phytonutrients).

Organic Certifications:
USDA, EU, JAS. This product is also kosher and cleaned in a GMP & HACCP-certified facility.

Naturally gluten-free. Vegan.

How to cook Quinoa:

Protein-rich Quinoa has a mild nutty flavor when cooked, with a slightly crunchy texture. The simplest way is to cook it like rice. Rinse the grains of Quinoa under running water using a strainer. This removes remaining saponins, the bitter external coating of the grain. Bring to a boil in a saucepan – 1 part grain, 2 parts water/stock and then reduce the heat to low, simmer for another 10-15min until quinoa has absorbed the water. Cooked quinoa stores well in the refrigerator (for a few days). Make a quinoa salad with other vegetables, or cook it like porridge. Cooked quinoa can be added directly into cereals, soups, sauces, curries, etc…very versatile whole grain.

Nutrition info

Nutritionists have discovered that Quinoa is low in sugar and starch and high in fibre and unsaturated fats. It contains many essential vitamins and minerals. The experts are most excited about the fact that the amount of protein (12-18%) in quinoa is higher than all other grains (50% more than wheat). That protein is of superior quality. Unlike wheat or rice, which are low in amino acid lysine (essential for tissue growth and repair), quinoa contains a balanced set of all 9 essential amino acids, making it an unusually complete food for the human body.

Quinoa is also a good source of phosphorous, calcium, iron, magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin E and several of the B vitamins. It is naturally gluten-free, easy to digest and prepare.

Consuming 100g of quinoa (approx half a cup) is equal to drinking four glasses of milk. Quinoa also has six times the amount of iron and calcium of corn and 20 times more iron than rice.

Nutrition Facts

Servings per package (500g) : 5
Serving size: 100g or half cup dry

  Per 100g % Daily Value*
Calories 370  
Protein 14.4g  29%
Total fat 5.2g 8%
Saturated fat 0.6g  3%
Trans fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0g  0%
Sodium 14mg  0.6%
Carbohydrates 67.8g  23%
Dietry Fibre 6.5g  26%
Phosphorus 220mg  22%
Iron 5mg  28%
Folate 184mg  46%
Magnesium 197mg  49%
Vitamin B2 0.38mg 22%

*Percent Daily Value are based on a 2000-calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 

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