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Benefits of Quinoa and Why It Really Is Special

Benefits of Quinoa and Why It Really Is Special

Quinoa is such a great option for many reasons! Not only is it gluten free it is high in protein, along with being a complete plant based protein, which means it has all 9 essential amino acids, this is especially good if you are vegan, vegetarian or reducing your meat in take.  It is high in nutrients like iron, manganese, magnesium, zinc and is high in fibre.

Don't let quinoa intimidate you if you have never tried it, you really can cook it and use it just like rice. It has a nice nutty flavour and adds a different depth of flavour to rice. Check out the video to learn more

 

 

How to Cook The Perfect Quinoa

Now that you know all about quinoa, it's time to cook it so you can enjoy all the health benefits! Check out the recipe below to ensure you get fluffy quinoa every time!! 

Ingredients 

1 cup quinoa

2 cup water

Pinch salt

      Method

      Rinse to remove any bitterness 

      Using the absorption method, bring to boil in a medium saucepan and simmer 15 minutes or until water is absorbed and quinoa cooked 

      Fluff quinoa with a fork to make it light and fluffy 

        Serve as a side, turn into a salad with roast veg and many other delicious options.

        Now it's time to get started and add this superfood to your diet! Jump over and grab your quinoa on our online store  here 

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