Health Connection Non-Organic Quinoa

Health Connection Non-Organic Quinoa
Health Connection Non-Organic Quinoa
R124.00
  • 500g
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This wholesome natural quinoa from Health Connection is a must-have staple for any healthy pantry. Quinoa is a gluten-free “super-grain” that’s packed with protein, iron, fibre and a wealth of other essential nutrients. Just add water, boil and simmer, to whip up a filling bowlful or light and fluffy Health Connection quinoa. This is the perfect low-GI, gluten-free alternative to heavy, starchy grains; and a great way to give your daily diet a protein and iron boost, especially if you’re a vegan or vegetarian.

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Description

Why should you be eating more quinoa?

  • Gluten-free, with a low GI (glycaemic index)
  • High in protein, containing all 9 essential amino acids; great for vegans & vegetarians
  • Source of soluble & insoluble fibre, for healthy digestion (almost twice as much as other grains!)
  • Rich in essential minerals (iron, zinc, calcium, potassium, magnesium)
  • Source of lysine, which helps with tissue growth & repair

Did You Know? Quinoa was first eaten as a healthy staple thousands of years ago, in ancient Incan civilisation. Quinoa was considered “the gold of the Incas”, because it was believed to give their warriors improved strength and stamina!

Directions

Bring ⅓ cup quinoa to the boil in 1 cup liquid (water or stock). Cover & simmer until tender (14-18 minutes).

Recipe for Ginger Quinoa Granola:
Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup Health Connection Organic Quinoa, uncooked
  • ½ cup whole almonds
  • ½ cup walnut pieces
  • ¼ cup flax seeds
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • ½tsp salt
  • ⅓ cup crystallised ginger pieces, chopped
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries, chopped

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Combine the quinoa, almonds, walnuts & flax seeds in a bowl; stir well.
  • Heat the maple syrup in a small microwave-safe bowl for 20 seconds.
  • Stir the coconut oil, cinnamon & salt into the maple syrup; mix until the coconut oil is completely melted.
  • Pour the wet ingredients over the dry mix & toss to coat.
  • Spread the mixture in a thin layer over a lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes until golden-brown, stirring twice. Add the ginger & cranberries during the last 5 minutes of cook time.
  • Once cool, break up the granola into small clusters & enjoy with milk or yoghurt. The mixture will keep for up to 2 weeks in the fridge.

Ingredients

Quinoa

Please Note: This product is packed in a warehouse where peanuts and tree nuts are present.

Nutritional information (per 45g/ 2Tbsp serving):

  • Energy: 693kJ
  • Protein: 6.3g
  • Glycaemic carbohydrate: 26g
  • of which total sugars: 2.2g
  • Total fat: 2.8g
  • of which saturated fat: 0.3g
  • Dietary fibre: 3.2g
  • Total sodium: 2mg
  • Iron: 2.1mg
  • Magnesium: 88.7mg
  • Zinc: 1.4mg
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Faithful to Nature is an online retail store, specialising in a wide selection of natural supplements, vitamins, superfoods and health-related products. Our green team is all about helping you unlock your full potential to live a healthy life; however we are not medical professionals. Please do consult your health care practitioner when seeking medical advice. Some products may be manufactured in a factory that also produce gluten, nuts and dairy products.

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