QUINOA (keen-wa) was a staple of the ancient Incas and means "the mother grain." It is high in iron, protein and is a natural cleanser. It has a delicate flavor and fluffy texture.
HolistifyÂ® Organic Quinoa
Recommended Use: Rinse Quinoa.Â Boil 2 cups of water, add 1/3 cup quinoa to boiling water, reduce to simmer, cover and cook 10-15 minutes, until liquid is absorbed. Â Â
About the Product
Prized as a sacred seed in the ancient Inca civilization,Â quinoaÂ is still a nutritional treasure. This protein-packed food, with its nutty taste and chewy texture, is flavorful as well as filling.
The benefits of quinoa are as plentifulÂ Here are a few of the roles quinoa can play in a healthy diet:
Proteins are essential to the building and repair of the bodyâ€™s tissues and to basic functions like growth, digestion and excretion. Quinoa has a higher protein content than wheat, barley or other major grains. One cup of quinoa has 9 grams, which trumps the protein-rich egg (6 grams). Quinoa, which contains all 8 of the essential amino acids, is a complete protein. It has become a favorite dish among Vegans and vegetarians, but the pleasures and benefits of it are available to anyone seeking an alternative to meat, eggs and dairy products as a protein source.
Quinoa is a satisfying, low-cholesterol source of complex carbohydrates. Rich in fiber, itâ€™s digested slowly and has a low glycemic index, helping you steer clear of the blood-sugar roller coaster. With its chewy texture, quinoa can be eaten at a leisurely pace. Its heart-healthy polyunsaturated fats will leave you feeling full while providing more nutritional content than breads or cereals made of refined grains. Quinoa can be eaten as a breakfast food to provide long-lasting energy and help you breeze through your morning workout. A meal of vegetables and quinoa, or quinoa and beans, is a dieterâ€™s dream: high in vitamins, minerals and protein, while low in fat and calories.
As a complex carbohydrate, quinoa acts an internal cleanser, easing the progress of food through the digestive tract. Used regularly in your diet, quinoa can help keep you free of constipation and bloating. Unlike more common grains such as wheat, quinoa is gluten-free and can be enjoyed by people with digestive disorders, like celiac disease. The vitamin B and folate in quinoa also help the liver in its role of eliminating wastes from the body, adding to quinoaâ€™s detoxifying properties.
For vegans, people with lactose intolerance or those who are simply looking for non-dairy sources of this vital mineral, quinoa is a flavorful source of plant-derived calcium. Calcium builds and maintains bones and teeth, helps regulate the contraction of the heart, and facilitates nerve and muscle function. One cup of cooked quinoa contains 30 milligrams of calcium. Quinoa also contains impressive quantities of potassium, magnesium and zinc, minerals that are crucial for heart, nerve and muscle function.
A cup of cooked quinoa offers 15 percent of the U.S. Recommended Daily Allowance of iron, which helps to deliver oxygen to the blood, boosting energy and brain power. Quinoaâ€™s vitamin B content can help keep the mind sharp, maintain brain volume and stabilize mood.
|Organic Quinoa||Amount Per Serving||% DailyValue|
|Calories from Fat||20|
|Total Fat||2.5 MG||4%|
|Saturated Fat||0 MG||0%|
|Trans Fat||0 MG||0%|
|Total Carb.||30 G||10%|
- Serving Size: 1/3 cup (43g)
- Servings Per Container: About 9
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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- 14 oz (396 grams)