Organic Quinoa also known as quinua and pronounced as keen-wa, was a staple food for the South American Indians. It was one of the few crops that could survive at altitudes of 3000 to 6000 meters above sea level. Furthermore it could withstand frost, intense sun and the often dry conditions that characterised the Andean climate.
Organic Quinoa is recognised for its exceptional nutritional qualities. It was sometimes also referred to as the mother of all grains by the Incas. Organic Quinoa is a gluten-free seed which is used in cooking like a whole grain. Most people use it as a “healthier” alternative for regular rice. It is a nutrient-rich grain and a wonderful source of complete protein. It also provides all of the essential amino acids. It is an ideal grain for people who are bound to a gluten-free diet and looking for a source of protein and fiber.
Organic Quinoa is a delicious grains and it is an ideal addition to soups and salads or replacement for rice. White quinoa grains don’t take long to prepare, instead of other whole grains. You can even use it for a hot breakfast ceral or as an addition to bread. Make sure you sure uncooked quinoa in that case.
Benefits of Organic Quinoa
- Gluten free
- Source of Protein
- Source of Fibre