Organic Black Quinoa 400g
What is Quinoa (Quinoa)
It has been cultivated for 5000 years in the areas of today's Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Chile. It was the basis of the diet of South American Indians living in high mountain areas. Quinoa, as one of the few plants, is able to survive at altitudes exceeding 3000 m above sea level. Thanks to its properties, it is called the "mother of all grains".
Quinoa belongs to the same plant family as, for example, spinach and beetroot. Related to the extremely popular and valuable Amaranth and Canihu. Belongs to the group of superfoods products.
Why is it worth including quinoa in our diet
Quinoa is a great addition to any diet, but also to vegetarian or vegan cuisine. It contains lysine, rarely found in plant products, histidine, which is important in protein synthesis, and arginine, which is important for children because it stimulates the growth hormone. Quinoa is also a valuable source of methionine.
Quinoa is rich in fiber and numerous vitamins (especially E and B), as well as mineral salts. It contains twice as much iron as common grains. 100g of quinoa, contains 50mg of calcium, 457mg of phosphorus, 563mg of potassium, and as much as 197mg of magnesium.
Quinoa is one of the most high-protein plant products (14-17% protein), which is important for people who are on a vegetarian or vegan diet.
Quinoa is a rich source of antioxidants and unsaturated fats (Omega3). It contains saponin, a natural plant protection agent (which allows it to be grown without the use of pesticides or other chemicals).
Quinoa is characterized by a low glycemic index, and its consumption does not cause sudden spikes in blood sugar levels.
Quinoa is an irreplaceable product for people who would like to lose a few kilos. After consuming it, they will not feel the need to constantly snack. It is an excellent meal for nursing mothers as it supports the production of milk. Chinese medicine ascribes to it warming and strengthening properties.
Quinoa is especially recommended in the spring, because it will allow us to supplement the missing microelements, add energy and stimulate the metabolism, slowed down after winter, to work.
How to prepare quinoa
Boil 1 cup of quinoa for 2 cups of water (for cooking red or black quinoa we use slightly less water, i.e. half a glass) and salt a little. After approx. 12-15 minutes, white tails appear from the beans. This means that our quinoa is almost cooked. After removing it from the fire, leave it covered for about 15 minutes, until the Quinoa is sufficiently swollen and absorbs the remaining water.
Quinoa is an extremely versatile product, and its delicate flavor goes well with many dishes. It can be eaten hot or cold, as an addition to salty and sweet dishes, salads, soups, casseroles, vegetarian cutlets, and even desserts.
See the video on how to cook quinoa
|Producer:||Michał Pelc ANAGRAM, Wiarusa 3/3, 32-087 Zielonki|
100% BIO Black quinoa
|Country of origin:||
The product comes from organic farming, covered by the certificate: PL-EKO-03.
|Allergens:||The product may contain gluten, peanuts and other nuts, sesame and soy due to the processing in the facility where products containing these allergens are packed.|
|Expiration date:||All products come from regular deliveries.|
Black quinoa nutritional values
|Nutritional value in 100g of the product:|
|Energy value||1539 kJ / 368 kcal|
|including saturated fatty acids||0.71 g|
|including sugars||1.34 g|