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Golden Quinoa Flakes

Golden Quinoa Flakes

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Golden Quinoa Flakes

Product of Canada

What is Quinoa good for?

Classified as a superfood, quinoa is a seed, not a grain, and is naturally gluten-free. Quinoa is nutritionally dense and packed with vitamins and minerals. It is a complete protein and is a good source of vitamin B6, thiamin, fiber, iron, manganese, phosphorus, copper, magnesium and zinc. Quinoa is a whole grain that is rapidly growing in popularity due to its many health benefits. Although people can cook and eat quinoa seeds in a similar way to most grains, the quinoa plant itself is more similar to beetroots and spinach. People can eat both the seeds and leaves of this versatile, nutritious plant. Farmers cultivate over 120 different types of quinoa. However, the most common versions available in grocery stores are white, red, and black quinoa.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/8-health-benefits-quinoa

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/274745#benefits

Quinoa 2.5 kg (5.5 lb)

Why Quinoa:

  • Quinoa is high in anti-inflammatory phytonutrients (plant-specific nutrients)
  • Naturally gluten free
  • Allergic reactions to it being rare
  • Has a low glycemic index
  • Contains small amounts of the heart healthy omega-3 fatty acid
  1. High Protein Content: Golden quinoa flakes are an excellent source of plant-based protein, containing all nine essential amino acids. This makes them a fantastic dietary option for vegetarians, vegans, and those looking to increase their protein intake without relying on animal products. Their high protein content also aids in muscle repair and growth.
  2. Rich in Dietary Fiber: These flakes are packed with dietary fiber, which is crucial for maintaining a healthy digestive system. Fiber helps in promoting regular bowel movements, preventing constipation, and may aid in lowering cholesterol levels. Additionally, the fiber in quinoa flakes can help you feel fuller for longer, supporting weight management efforts.
  3. Loaded with Vitamins and Minerals: Golden quinoa flakes are a treasure trove of vitamins and minerals, including magnesium, iron, B-vitamins, calcium, phosphorus, and potassium. These nutrients play vital roles in various bodily functions, such as oxygen transport (iron), muscle and nerve function (magnesium), and bone health (calcium).
  4. Antioxidant Properties: Quinoa flakes contain antioxidants like quercetin and kaempferol, which are known for their anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and anti-depressant effects. Antioxidants help in combating oxidative stress and reducing the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
  5. Gluten-Free and Easy to Digest: For individuals with gluten intolerance or celiac disease, golden quinoa flakes are an excellent gluten-free alternative to traditional grains. They are also easier to digest than whole quinoa seeds, making them a suitable option for people with sensitive digestive systems or those new to incorporating quinoa into their diet.

Incorporating golden quinoa flakes into meals is straightforward and beneficial. They can be used as a hot cereal, added to baked goods for a nutritional boost, or even as a thickener in soups and stews. With their pleasant texture and mild, nutty flavor, golden quinoa flakes are a nutritious choice for enhancing your overall diet.

Cooking Instructions

Use 1 3/4 cups water for every cup of quinoa. Any more water, and the quinoa gets mushy. Any less, and it’s too dry.

Combine the quinoa and water in a medium pot. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce the heat. Simmer for 15 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat and let it sit, covered, for 10 minutes more. Then, remove the lid and fluff with a fork!

Storage

When it comes to uncooked quinoa, keeping it completely dry is the most important thing. You can store it in the package it comes in or transfer it to an airtight container after opening. Place it in your pantry or another dark and cool place with a consistent temperature, and you’re good to go.

Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product has been packaged in the same facility as wheat, tree nuts, barley, and other potential allergens.