All about Quinoa

If Quinoa is new to you, you may be wondering what is it all about. When you search in search engines, you get so many articles talking about Quinoa. Yes. They are right. This tiny grain like seed has a wonderful nutritional facts. Specifically high in 'Folate','iron' magnesium','zinc' and 'High in Protien', If you are trying to loose weight and fltten your abs. You add this seed to your regular diet.

I did not know about this awesome seed until last year. I accedantaly met this Mr. Quionoa seed in Whole foods. I did not buy it immediatly because i was skeptical. Came home did some research on this. After realizing how good it is, i went back to the store and bought few packets.

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. It is a good complement for legumes, which are often low in methionine and cystine. The protein in quinoa is considered to be a complete protein due to the presence of all 8 essential amino acids

There are many recipes you can do with Cooked quinoa, which is excellent in hot casseroles and soups, stews, or cold in salads. It takes almost 15 minutes to cook on a medium flame.

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. Quinoa flour is used in making pasta and a variety of baked goods such as pancakes, bread, muffins, and crackers. Quinoa seeds can be sprouted and eaten as raw, live food for snacks or in salads and sandwiches. To sprout the seeds, soak about 1/3 cup seeds in a jar for 2 to 4 hours, then drain and rinse the seeds twice a day for 2 to 4 days. When the sprouts are about 1 inch long, place them near a window for chlorophyll to develop, which will give them a vibrant green color. Another fascinating way of using quinoa is to "pop" the seeds in a dry skillet and eat them as a dry cereal.

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