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The Ancient Grain – Quinoa!

Have you seen how Quinoa grows?

(See the photo bellow: a picture = 1,000 words).

How quinoa tastes? What body nutrients quinoa has?

Or maybe you never tried quinoa? Its delicious! Quinoa when cooked is slightly nutty and chewy or soft.

Body nutrient in quinoa are as follows: A quarter of a cup (45g) nourishes with: 6g of protein, 3g of fiber, and energy in calories of 170.

And Did you Know? How old is quinoa?

Quinoa dates back at least 7,000 years as daily nourishing food!!

Benefits & Use of Quinoa

  • It is excellent alternative to rice. It is high in fiber; which our modern meals lack. It is recommended to have about 30g of fiber nutrients a day. With Quinoa 1/4 cup you get about 6g of fiber a day.
  • Quinoa is also a great source of protein that work in so many body functions. Per 170 calories it gives your body 6 grams of plant based protein. If grown in organic conditions; quinoa is a super healthy form of protein to add to your week of nutritional meals.

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How to cook quinoa?

If you haven’t tried it yet, give quinoa a try! Just take a small pot or a pan, pour water for cooking and pour in the quinoa grains (similar to cooking rice). Get water to a boil, salt to taste, a little bit – it doesn’t need much salt. Then let the pot/pan simmer on low heat. Check to make sure it has enough liquid/water to cook for at least 15 minutes or until you see little tails of the quinoa grain show up. Once done drain add to salads or add a little grass fed butter wit your favorite herbs, and enjoy!

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