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Quinoa: The Versatile and Protein-Filled Superfood
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Have you tried quinoa? Quinoa (pronounced as keen-wah) is basically a "seed" which is prepared and eaten similarly to a grain. Whether it’s tossed with vegetables and shiitake mushrooms, rolled up in sushi, baked into bread, or served in a salad, this nutritious seed seems to be everywhere.

Some refer to it as "mother of all grains,” and it’s no surprise! Quinoa is full of protein and it contains all nine essential amino acids. It’s high in fiber, iron, and manganese. With a subtly nutty flavor and texture that’s somewhere between chewy and fluffy, it’s perfect for all different kinds of cuisines and meal types.

 

Quinoa: The Versatile and Protein-Filled Superfood

The timeless appeal of organic quinoa fills plates with the nourishing goodness of whole and unprocessed food at its best. Cooked quinoa seeds become fluffy and creamy, yet maintains a slight crunch. Quinoa doesn’t need to be tasteless. If you want to add a burst of flavor, instead of using water, go with vegetable, chicken, or beef broth in cooking. 

 

healthy options white quinoa

Now that quinoa is so popular and readily available, you can also find it in tri-color and eat with your eyes first. The health tip 'eat the rainbow' comes easily with quinoa, after all. Embrace color with this Instagrammable blend of white, red, and black versions.

healthy options tricolor quinoa

When compared to its red and black counterparts, white quinoa cooks up to be the fluffiest one. These seeds work well with sweet as much as they do with savory flavors.

 

Conclusion

Quinoa is a nutrition powerhouse. It’s a complete protein source, heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, good source of fiber, and rich in antioxidants. No other grain provides all essential amino acids like quinoa does, which makes it a great addition to a vegetarian or vegan diet.

Healthy Options Organic White Quinoa and Tricolor Quinoa are manufactured in a certified gluten-free facility, and free from food additives, preservatives, and the top 8 allergens (peanuts, nuts, milk, egg, soy, wheat, fish, and shell fish).

These are recommended not only for those who have gluten intolerance, gluten sensitivity, Celiac disease, wheat allergies, and other daily dietary challenges, but also for those looking out to eat healthier and wholesome meals. Eating gluten-free food helps to improve cholesterol levels, promote digestive health, and increase energy levels.

To learn more about the benefits of a gluten-free diet, check this article.

 

 

Disclaimer: The information provided is for educational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or qualified healthcare provider with any questions or concerns about your health. Check with your doctor before beginning any nutrition or exercise program. Never disregard or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have heard or read in this article or the internet.



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