Quinoa, Organic Tri Colour
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Organic Quinoa, Product of Peru. 2Lb, in a resealable bag.
Quinoa is a seed of a grain crop that grows wildly across South America. It is typically cooked and used as you would use a grain; but has several health benefits which make it a preferable replacement. Try quinoa in cold salads to add flavour and substance, in place of porridge for breakfast, or as a side dish with vegetables and dried fruits.
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1/4 tsp salt (optional)
Combine quinoa, water, and salt in a medium pot. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and let cook for 15 minutes - there should be a little bit of liquid left. Remove from heat and leave covered. Let sit for another 5 to 10 minutes until the water has been absorbed. Fluff with a fork and serve. Replace water with flavoured stock for a more flavourful quinoa, and add dried vegetables, dried fruits (raisins, cranberries), or spices during cooking.
110 calories per 1/2 cup serving
Macronutrients: 71% Carbs, 14% Fat, 15% Protein
A good source of protein compared to rice or other grains; quinoa has significantly greater amounts of both lysine and isoleucine (especially lysine) which is usually lacking in grains; quinoa is a complete protein source.