Golden Quinoa Flakes
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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.
Quinoa 2.5 kg (5.5 lb)
- 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
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!
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.