The most common variety of Quinoa is our white type, made up of only the white seeds. It has been pre-washed to remove the bitter saponin coating surrounding the seeds (Mother Nature’s way of protecting the seeds from marauding birds!) but it is still recommended that you rinse it before cooking. Quinoa can be used in any number of meals or dishes - try making a delicious breakfast from cooked quinoa by mixing it with milk, cinnamon and your favourite toppings. If you like quinoa, you should also try amaranth, a very similar product but smaller in size with a slightly different flavour and texture.
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+ Nutritional Info
GRAMS PER SERVE SERVES PER PACK PER SERVE PER 100g ENERGY 772.5 1545 PROTEIN 7.05 14.1 FAT, TOTAL 2.5 5 SATURATED 0.6 1.2 CARBOHYDRATE 34 68 SUGARS 0.45 0.9 SODIUM 9.5 19
- + Ingredients
- + Health Benefits
As well as being gluten-free and low GI, quinoa is also an excellent source of protein, fibre and many essential vitamins and minerals. One serving of quinoa (approximately half a cup uncooked) provides over half of your daily-recommended intake of magnesium for healthy bones, and selenium for a healthy immune system. Quinoa is also a good source of iron and zinc. One serving of this super food offers a significant amount of folate, a mineral vital for healthy cell growth and red blood cells. Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant, is also plentiful in quinoa.
- + How to use
Quinoa is easy to make on the stove, in the microwave or rice cooker. Here is step-by-step guide to cooking perfect and delicious quinoa.
Step-by-step guide to cooking quinoa
*½ cup dry quinoa = one serve (makes nearly 1½ cups cooked)
1. Rinse thoroughly to remove any of the remaining bitter coating on the seeds
2. Put 1 part quinoa* to 2 parts water in a saucepan and bring to the boil
3. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for approximately 15 minutes (allow an extra 5 minutes cooking time for red and black varieties)
4. Remove from the heat and let sit for a few minutes before fluffing up and serving
Quinoa can also be cooked in a rice cooker or the microwave with the same ratio of quinoa to water and takes about the same amount of time.
When it is cooked properly it should be light and fluffy and the germ separates from the seed which looks like a little sprout coming out of the middle of each seed.
Once cooked, there are endless possibilities for its use, from the most simple side dish to a base for a casserole or stew. You can also make a delicious salad by mixing it with your favourite roast veggies, or add it to a hearty soup. Quinoa can easily be substituted in any dish that asks for rice or couscous, packing a nutritional punch! Try cooking your quinoa in stock, or add spices and herbs to the cooking water to infuse more flavour.
- + Country of Origin
Product of Peru
- + Storage Instructions
Store in a cool dry area away from direct sunlight