Peruvian quinoa is known as a supergrain as it has many health benefits. It is rich in complex carbohydrates that slowly digests and keeps you satisfied for longer while keeping your blood sugar constant.
It is rich in protein as it contains all nine essential amino acids required by the body for tissue growth and repair. Its uniqueness lies in lysine, a rare amino acid not found in many other grains, which makes protein levels in quinoa comparable to those in milk.
Quinoa is low in fat, higher in fibre than most other grains, cholesterol free and gluten free. Being nutrient rich, it also contains iron and it is high in riboflavin (B2), manganese, and is rich in magnesium.
Higher in nutritional content and a good alternative to rice, couscous or pasta. Equivalent to protein content in milk. Good for breakfast cereal or a gourmet dinner.
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Recipe: Asian Stir-Fry Quinoa Bowl
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Energy Kj/100g 120kj, Protein 8g, Fat 0g, Dietary Fibre 5g, Carbohydrate 21g, Sugar 5g, Sodium 0g