Mixed Quinoa (500g)
Quinoa, often described as a "superfood" or a "supergrain," has become popular among the health conscious, with good reason. Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah or ke-NO-ah) is packed with protein, fiber and various vitamins and minerals. It is also gluten-free and is recommended for people who are on a gluten-free diet.
A cup of quinoa will also provide twice the protein and about 5 grams more fiber than the same amount of white rice. Due to this higher quantity of protein and fiber, quinoa is not only the healthier choice, but will also fill you up faster, allowing for smaller portion sizes.
- Quinoa is an edible seed that has become increasingly popular among health-conscious people. It’s loaded with many important nutrients.
- Contains large amounts of flavonoids, including quercetin and kaempferol. These are potent plant antioxidants with numerous health benefits.
- Much higher in fiber than most grains. One study found 17–27 grams of fiber per cup (185 grams). Most of the fiber is insoluble, but one cup of quinoa still contains 2.5 grams of insoluble fiber.
- Gluten-Free and Perfect for People With Gluten Intolerance
- Very High in Protein, With All the Essential Amino Acids
- Has a Low Glycemic Index, Which is Good for Blood Sugar Control
- High in Important Minerals Like Iron and Magnesium
- Has Beneficial Effects on Metabolic Health
- Very High in Antioxidants
- May Help You Lose Weight
- Easy to Incorporate Into Your Diet
How to eat it?
Boil quinoa as you would do for oats, using twice as much milk or water as quinoa, until it's gentle and the outer germ begins to spiral away from the seed. For an appetizing, satiating breakfast, mix almonds, chopped apple, raisins, cinnamon and a pinch of brown sugar into a hot bowl of quinoa and top it with a plain yogurt.
In short, It can be used in stir fries, burgers, bars, cookies, salads and more!
How much quinoa should be eaten per day?
As for how much quinoa per day/meal, for adults, Caito recommends ½-1 cup per meal cooked. It is not so concerned with how many times per day, just the portion size per meal.” For children ages 2-13, McAlpine recommends 3-6 ounces of grains daily, depending on age, sex and activity level.