Quinoa is rich in…
- Vitamin E
- B Vitamins
- Iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, sodium, zinc, phosphorus, manganese, copper
- Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids
- Strengthens the immune system
- Enhances gut health
- Boosts cardiovascular health
- Helps in glucose control in patients with Type II Diabetes
- Helps control weight by increasing satiety
One cup (185gr.) cooked (boiled) quinoa contains 222 calories, 8.1 g protein, 39.4 g carbohydrates, 3.6 g fat (1.1 g saturated, 8.7 g monounsaturated and polyunsaturated 3.4 g) and 5.2 g of fibre.
How to eat
Quinoa is cooked and can be eaten as a separate meal optionally enriched with nuts and seeds, thereby increasing its nutritional value. It can be also added to various meals such as salads, but also to milk (ideally almond) with fruits and berries thus creating an alternative and particularly healthy breakfast. Furthermore, it can be used in the preparation of biscuits and nutrients as well as in all recipes that contain rice, replacing it (e.g. spinach quinoa, stuffed vegetables with quinoa, etc.). Finally, quinoa is an excellent food for vegetarians since it is a very rich source of vegetable protein.