Organic quinoa is the little grain that awakens people’s curiosity for being such a nutritious, complex and delicious food. It is very easy to cook with, and it is characterised by a fluffy texture and a nutty taste. This versatile grain can be added to many dishes and eaten cold or hot. This grain is also special due to its high protein and mineral content, and for providing all essential amino acids – something which is very unusual in plant-based foods.
Did you know?
- Quinoa expands about 3 times in size when cooked.
- 100g of quinoa offers 5g of fibre, 8g of protein and only 3g of total fat. It also offers around 30% of the RDI for iron, magnesium and potassium.
- Quinoa has twice the protein content of rice and almost three times its fibre content.
- Is a naturally gluten-free powerhouse food.
- Quinoa is actually a fruit and related to the spinach family.
- One of the best known replacements of meat in vegan and vegetarian diets, perfect as a base for vegan patties and burgers.
- Quinoa comes in many different colours: white, red and black are the most common varieties. The varieties are very similar in terms of nutrients, taste and texture, but having a black or brown mass enriches the visual of any dish.
This grain grows in places with temperatures below 32°C in countries of North and South America, such as Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru, and Canada. The grains are ready for harvest when the leaves have fallen and only the dried seed heads remain, which can be simply stripped off the stalk. After harvesting the seeds, they are simply cleaned with screens, dried and stored in a cool place.
Serving Suggestions & Uses
You can cook quinoa just like you cook your rice. Simply add one cup of quinoa to 2 cups of water, and simmer over a low temperature until all water has evaporated. If you prefer a crunchy texture, dry roast the quinoa grains in a pan over low heat, before cooking them in water.
Absolute Organic Quinoa can be used to stuff mushrooms, zucchini, capsicum or eggplants.
- Replace rice or any grain in your dishes with quinoa.
Substitute meat for quinoa in salads or homemade patties for a lighter meal with similar amounts of protein.
Organic vs Conventional
Organic quinoa is sure to be free of pesticides, which makes this product the perfect addition to any healthy diet.