Quinoa is pronounced as «Keen-WAH». Though quinoa is used in cooking like a whole grain, it is actually a seed but can be prepared in the same way as rice or any other grains. You will find half white, red and black quinoa in stores.
Let us see some of the important Health Benefits of Quinoa-
It is considered a Super Food as it a complete protein containing all nine essential amino acids.
It is gluten free, so considered a perfect food to include on a gluten free diet. It is a complex carbohydrate with a low glycemic index, hence keeps you satiated for a longer time.
Quinoa is great choice for vegans and vegetarians as it is a good source of fiber and high in protein.
Quinoa is very low in fat compared to other grains. The great thing is that the fat present in quinoa is almost all made up of healthy fats like essential fatty acids, or omega-3 fatty acid which makes it a perfect choice for weight loss diet.
Advantages – Quick and easy to cook. It can be substituted in place of rice, millet, couscous, pasta in any recipe. It is a nutritious alternative to white rice.
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