Quinoa is a super-food that deserves to get a place of honor in the kitchen. Grown more than five centuries of Andean and called “the gold of the Incas”, Quinoa in recent years rapidly increasing their popularity among supporters of healthy eating, which are important nutritional values of food consumed.
Quinoa it is prepared quickly and easily combines with various dishes. Commonly used as a substitute for rice and pasta.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF QUINOA
Quinoa supplies the human body with more antioxidants than any other grains used in diets and brings many health benefits.
Consumption of quinoa can reduce the risk of:
Type 2 diabetes;
High blood pressure;
Quinoa is high in:
Proteins. Vegans and vegetarians fall in love in quinoa because of the high percentage of protein. The analysis revealed that Quinoa is “complete protein” which contains all the essential amino acids.
Fiber. In quinoa has almost twice as much fiber than other grains. That means you can help constipation (constipation), to reduce the risk of hemorrhoids, as well as being an ally to lose weight.
Minerals, particularly magnesium. In one cup uncooked quinoa has 83% of the recommended daily intake of magnesium.
Iron. In one cup uncooked quinoa has 43% of the recommended daily intake of iron.
Riboflavin (B2). Riboflavin and magnesium, can help preventing the reduction of migraine headache.
Quinoa contains no gluten and is easily digested in the body. More and more people are trying to throw him out gluten from the diet, and quinoa fits in diet.
PREPARATION OF Quinoa
Quinoa grows in the process of cooking, so keep in mind that 1 cup of raw quinoa will get about 3 cups cooked quinoa.
Before starting to digest the Quinoa, it is recommended to wash the strainer and thus rub hands. Try a few grains and if bitter taste, continue to wash.
Quinoa is boiled in water. For boiling a cup of quinoa enough two cups of water. It is best to first boil the water and then add the quinoa. Cook at low temperature for 15-20 minutes.
Consume quinoa combined with vegetables or fruits or add it to soups and salads. Be creative, because the taste of quinoa allows endless culinary experimentation.
Definitely worth to give a chance to the Quinoa.