Quinoa ORGANIC White *BULK 2.8kg* - Australian Grown - FREE POST AU only
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Quinoa White - pronounced Keen-Wah - *We now supply only Australian Grown & Organic*
The Healthy Food Choice: Quinoa is known to be a healthy food for the heart, teeth, bones ,muscles, fights anemia, for high energy, etc.
Cooked quinoa is excellent in hot casseroles and soups, stews, in stir-fries, or cold in salads. You can also make flourless cakes with it ! The seeds cook very quickly, in only 15 minutes. Uncooked seeds may be added to soups and stews as you would barley or rice and quinoa is often substituted for rice in rice dishes. Dry roasting quinoa in a pan or in the oven, before cooking will give a toasted flavor, and it can be cooked in fruit juice to add character to the flavor for use as a breakfast cereal or in desserts. Cold salads consisting of quinoa and chopped vegetables or cooked beans make a quick, easy, and nutritious dish.
The grain itself is soft and delicate and the tail is crunchy which creates and interesting texture combination and pleasant "crunch" when eating the grain. Quinoa has a fluffy consistency and a mild, delicate, slightly nutty flavor that borders on bland.
It is a grain-like crop grown primarily for its edible seeds. It is a pseudo cereal rather than a true cereal. Quinoa is rich in protein. It is highly appreciated for its nutritional value where protein content is high that it becomes a healthful choice for most vegetarians.
The quinoa seed is high in protein, calcium and iron, a relatively good source of vitamin E and several of the B vitamins. It contains an almost perfect balance of all eight essential amino acids needed for tissue development in humans. It is exceptionally high in lysine, cystine and methionine-amino acids typically low in other grains.
Quinoa contains albumen, a protein that is found in egg whites, blood serum, & many plant & animal tissues. The seeds are gluten-free which makes this a nutritious & flavorful alternative grain for those with gluten sensitivity. Quinoa would be a worthy addition to anyone's diet, supplying variety as well as good nutrition.
Specific Benefits of Quinoa
- Rich & Balanced Source of Nutrients.
- Besides its unique protein; quinoa also provides starch, sugars, oil (high in essential linoleic acid), fiber, minerals, and vitamins.
- Easy on the Stomach. Quinoa is light, tasty, and easy to digest. It is not sticky or heavy like most other grains.
- Quick and simple to prepare. a whole-grain dish of quinoa takes just 15 minutes.
- Versatile. Quinoa can be substituted for almost any grain in almost any recipe. It looks and tastes great on its own, or in any dish from soup to salad.
Health Benefits of Quinoa
1) Riboflavin and magnesium are the natural aids in Quinoa for bad headaches. They are known to help relax the blood vessels, which reduces constriction and so eases tension. Basically they help the body to function better which in turn eases the stress the body experiences when circumstances make it over work. While no one claims it makes headaches go away, it can help and is known to reduce the frequency of migraine attacks.
2) It is recommended that children with asthma eat a whole food diet. Many of the nutrients that we need are in Quinoa such as Magnesium which naturally helps to reduce spasms in the bronchial tubes. We know that many asthma sufferers are short of vitamin b, minerals like magnesium, zinc and iron all of which can be found in Quinoa.
3) Another surprising area where Quinoa is known to be useful if for gallstones. It may not get rid of gallstones but it can help protect their development. As it is a soluble fiber it speeds through the intestines and reduces the need of increased bile production. Too much bile production helps to develop gallstones so this is another natural remedy for our bodies.
4) Quinoa is rich in magnesium which is a mineral that is essential in the body's ability to deal with glucose and insulin. Yet again there is evidence that Quinoa, as part of a whole food diets aids in the digestion of foods. It is also known to increase Insulin sensitivity while reducing triglycerides (blood fats which need to be kept low in diabetics).
5) Quinoa is known to be an endurance food which gives energy. It is also known to be a good source of Iron which pregnant mums are always advised to increase in their diet. It is good for tissue repair and development of teeth and bones. Along with the other benefits of Quinoa, it is a useful source of goodness that forming babies will demand in plenty as they grow. It is also good for Mums when they are feeding as it will improve the quality of milk for new-born infants.
6) Quinoa is known to prevent the clogging of arteries and veins which in turn helps to relieve stresses on the heart. The fat in Quinoa is good fat in that is low in cholesterol and can help reduce blood pressure thanks to the presence of potassium and magnesium. In other words it is a good source of protein without the drawbacks of too much saturated fat and cholesterol.
7) Quinoa is thought to help prevent cataracts and may aid those with the condition. Studies have shown that people who absorb about 99 grams of protein were only half as likely to develop nuclear cataracts (light is difficult to pass through the centre of the eye) while those with the greater polyunsaturated fats about 17 grams a day were 30 percent likely not to develop problems with the outer lens(corticular cataracts).