|Cultivated over 5000 years ago by the Incas this humble grain-like seed is fully deserving of all the attention that it has recently been getting. Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is not a grain; it is actually a seed and related to the spinach family. It is full of phytonutrients, antioxidants, high quality protein and powder and it can even balance your blood sugar.When cooked, quinoa is light, fluffy and slightly crunchy. It is very easy to cook, as like most grains it just needs to be boiled and because of its texture it is very versatile, complimenting a light salad in the summer and adding to a warming soup in winter.
Buts its versatility and flavour are not what has made this grain so popular recently. Rather is it because of the heady cocktail of nutrients it contains. In fact you could say that Quinoa is one of the most complete foods in nature because it contains amino acids, enzymes, vitamins and minerals, fiber, antioxidants, and phytonutrients.
As a result, studies have shown that in its whole grain form quinoa may be effective in preventing and treating these conditions:
Quinoa also has other qualities that attribute to it being labeled a ‘mother grain’:
Quinoa can be your superfood: regulating your blood sugar, enhancing elimination, and keeping your heart healthy. Add this “mother grain” to your diet and enjoy the health benefits of quinoa, just like the Incas did thousands of years ago. We are proud to stock the following organic quinoa products:
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