Quinoa is a grain crop grown primarily for its edible seeds. It is a pseudo-cereal plant because it actually belongs to the Lobodaceae family (to which spinach and beets also belong).
Quinoa is a grain crop grown primarily for its edible seeds. It is a pseudo-cereal plant because it actually belongs to the Lobodaceae family (to which spinach and beets also belong) and not to the Cereal family (like wheat) and is one of the plants with high nutritional value.
Quinoa was of great importance in the diet of pre-Columbian Andean civilizations, second in importance only to potatoes and followed in importance by maize. In the modern era, quinoa is especially valued for its nutritional value, its protein content being very high (14% by mass), although not higher than most legumes.
Nutritional ratings for quinoa indicate that it is a source of complete protein. In addition, it is a good source of fiber and phosphorus, as well as high in magnesium and iron. Quinoa is also a source of calcium, so it is useful for vegans and people with lactose intolerance. Quinoa is gluten-free and easy to digest. Because of all these characteristics, quinoa is considered suitable as a crop to sustain the lives of crews in NASA's space environmental systems.
Red or White Quinoa
Red quinoa and white quinoa show some difference between them in terms of their composition and texture. Red quinoa and white quinoa are two types of seeds that are very much part of the quinoa plant used as a grain. It is important to know that both types of seeds are characterized by a bitter taste. This kind of taste should be removed well before cooking.
Red quinoa seeds are rich in protein. It is said to be rich in vitamin E and calcium. Red quinoa is also a good source of dietary fiber.
Also, red quinoa looks like brown rice when cooked well. This is because red quinoa looks like red lentils. Red quinoa is crunchy compared to white quinoa when cooked. Similarly, red quinoa is chewy compared to white quinoa. Red quinoa seeds are preferred when making salads.
Red Quinoa seeds.
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Nutritional values per 100 g:
Energy: 1347 kJ / 322 kcal
Proteins: 13.8 g
Carbohydrates: 63 g
of which sugars: 2.7 g
Fat: 5.3 g
of which saturated: 0.7 g
Fiber: 8.5 g
Salt: 0 g
Rinse the quinoa and cook in water ratio 1:2 in a covered pot for about 10-15 minutes. Garnish with vegetables, cheese, butter, meat and others as desired and to taste. After cooking, the seeds double in size and become lighter.
Packing: 250 g
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