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- Quinoa is one of the oldest grains and today it’s popularly known as the “mother of all grains”.
- Quinoa is unique among whole grains because it contains all nine essential amino acids, making it a complete protein (something most plant-based proteins aren’t)
- This pearl grain contains a strong nutrition base and is considered as the best source of fiber, protein, vitamin B, and iron.
- Iron helps improve the transportation of oxygen in the body, increasing stamina and energy levels.
- It is rich in insoluble fiber making one feel fuller for a long duration. Thereby, eliminating the need to indulge in unnecessary gluttony.
- It contains low-fat levels (especially bad unsaturated fats), which helps maintain cholesterol levels.
- Quinoa contains vitamin E, an antioxidant compound, that may lessen the risk of coronary heart disease, certain cancers, and several eye disorders.
- Rinse thoroughly
- Add water to quinoa in a 2:1 ratio
- Boil the mixture and then reduce to low heat
- Allow it to simmer – cover and cook for about 15 min or until liquid is absorbed
- Let the quinoa cool down for 5 min
- Fluff with a fork and serve
- It can be used to prepare salads, soups, and vegetable cakes. It is used as a substitute for rice.