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Quinoa – the unsung hero

Quinoa, quinoa, how did it take me so long to find you?

Quinoa is a grain like crop with edible seeds. It has a texture that is somewhere between rice and cous cous, yet is a pseudocereal as it is not a member of the grass family. Quinoa is classified as something called a chenopod which means it is closely related to spinach and beets.

A “grain” native to South America, Quinoa was once called “the gold of the Incas” who recognized its value in the stamina of their warriors. Nutritionally Quinoa is high in fiber and has more protein than any other grain (12-18%). What’s more is that Quinoa is a complete protein, meaning that it contains all nine essential acids. Not only is Quinoa a good well balanced source of all the amino acids, making it perfect for vegetarian and vegan diets, but it… [ Read more ]

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