Friday, October 1, 2010

What is so good about Quinoa?

We call quinoa (KEEN-WA) a grain but is actually a seed that has a mild, slightly nutty flavor. It is cooked similar to rice. It is light and fluffy like couscous or rice. Since it is mild, it can be an alternative to rice in recipes. Nutritionally, it is an excellent choice to incorporate into your meals. It's also gluten-free.

In 1/4 cup dry uncooked quinoa we have:
7 grams protein
10% iron
2% calcium
3 grams fiber
170 calories

It also has
B vitamins
Vitamin E

My bag says 1 cup dry will yield 4 cups cooked.

It really is sooo good for you. You ought to give it a try!

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