1. Incredible source of protein:
Quinoa is a complete protein, meaning it contains all 9 essential amino acids, which cannot be made by the body and therefore must come from food.
2. Rich in vitamins:
In addition to its high iron content, quinoa is loaded with magnesium, calcium, fiber, manganese, folate, vitamin B6 and phosphorous. A true power source of health, this vitamin team is proven to reduce the risk of heart disease, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity.
3. Weight loss
It is a complex carbohydrate with low glycemic index, good for weight management. While quinoa isn’t a low-calorie food, it does promote satiety because of its high protein and fiber content, which helps control your overall calorie intake.
Although quinoa is commonly used in place of grains, it is a seed, making it both gluten and wheat free. As a gluten free and wheat free flour, quinoa is a great option for baking. It’s creamy and slightly nutty flavor a delicious addition to any bread, muffin, and pancake recipe.
5. Quick and easy:
Quinoa takes less time than rice. Bring two parts water and one part quinoa to a boil; reduce to a simmer, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes. You’ll know quinoa is done when all the water is absorbed and the white spiral germ has separated.