The Rare, Super-Healthy Grain
Quinoa is a pseudo cereal, consumed as a grain. Due to its rich nutrient profile, it falls into the category of superfoods.
Now, what is Black Quinoa? Quinoa is originally from the Andes in South America. When farmers in Colorado tried growing it, it got crossbred with another North American grain (lamb's quarter). The result, Black Quinoa. It's black due to the presence of Anthocyanins - antioxidants that protect the body against free radicals. Thus, it may help with chronic diseases, heart diseases, diabetes, and even cancer.
Black Quinoa has a crunchier texture and higher fibre content, but cooks faster than the white variety. It isn't readily available, you have to either search it in farmers markets or on the net. Chefs consider it a privilege to cook as it lends them a distinctive culinary experience.
Highly nutritive, Black Quinoa contains all the essential amino acids, making it an excellent protein source. Apart from this, it has vitamins B & E, and important minerals like iron, phosphorous, magnesium, zinc, manganese, copper, and folate. It has greater quantities of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats compared to grains like wheat.
So try Black Quinoa today and see the difference!
Multiple Health Benefits
- 100% pure, raw, naturally grown Quinoa
- Rich in antioxidants, protein, minerals, and vitamins
- Gluten-free and easily digestible, it improves gut health
- Rich in fibre, may help with weight loss
- Contains heart-healthy monosaturated fats
Black Quinoa is a super healthy grain, not easily available, with a distinct taste and texture.
Its benefits are numerous, including:
- Loaded with antioxidants, it helps fight free radicals
- May help to fight chronic diseases, heart diseases, diabetes and cancer
- Has all the essential amino acids profile, making it a wonderful source of protein
- Full of minerals like iron, phosphorous, magnesium, zinc, manganese, copper, and folate
- Has fairly good quantities of vitamins B and E
- Being gluten-free and easily digestible, it helps improve digestion
- Good for the heart due to the presence of monosaturated fats
- Is crunchier and has a unique taste
- Though rich in fibre, Black Quinoa cooks faster than white
- Can be used in a variety of ways and allows the scope to create exclusive dishes
How to Use
- Quinoa ought to be washed a few times to remove saponins before cooking
- Consume as a breakfast cereal
- Have as a side-dish like rice
- Prepare as a savoury snack
- Add to salads or use it to thicken gravies
- Can be sprouted
- Can be popped like corn