QUINOA, NAMED BY THE INCAS „MOTHER OF ALL SEEDS”, WAS CULTIVATED AS EARLY AS OVER 5 THOUSAND YEARS BACK. QUINOA IS CONSIDERED A PSEUDO CEREAL. THANKS TO SAPONINS, CONTAINED IN THE PLANT, QUINOA HAS A NATURAL PROTECTION AGAINST PEST.
Therefore, no pesticides are applied in the cultivation process. Quinoa is a wholemeal product, as its seeds are not purified. Moreover, it is naturally gluten-free. Due to the protein that it contains, it is a perfect component of a vegan and vegetarian diet. After the consumption of quinoa, the blood glucose level is kept stable. That is why it is recommended for people with diabetes. A three-colored quinoa bio by Purella is native to pure regions of Peru. Its grains feature a high biological purity and they lack any pesticides or heavy metals.
Eat quinoa and stay healthy
As one of the few plants, quinoa contains complete protein. So, it is going to provide you with all 9 amino-acids, that your body cannot produce itself. Quinoa is a high-fiber product and therefore your digestive system operates properly and you feel light.
Do you want chronic diseases or tumors to stay away from you? Change rice and potatoes into three-colored quinoa, which includes antioxidants. Besides, eat quinoa to supplement yourself with vitamins and minerals. This pseudo-cereal covers approx. 30% of a daily need for magnesium (ca. 185 g of boiled quinoa). It also delivers you iron, folic acid, and B group vitamins, putting you into the right type of mood and giving you the energy boost.
Quinoa in your healthy diet
Quinoa of a subtle nutty flavor goes with a large number of dishes. You may have it instead of couscous, rice or bulgur. Take some quinoa and prepare a vegetable salad or morning oatmeal. You could bake it, make a chocolate cream with it or some cookies. Before boiling, rinse the grains with water to get rid of bitter saponins.
DID YOU KNOW?
NASA suggested introducing quinoa, containing necessary amino-acids, rich in minerals and gluten-free, into the diet of astronauts during their space flights.
In North America quinoa is eaten as a rice substitute. In some cities of South America, such as Bogota and La Paz, quinoa is… drunk. Chicha is a traditional Andean beer brewed on a basis of corn and quinoa.
Protein quinoa salad
- 1 LARGE ROASTED BEETROOT
- 2 CARROTS
- 2 PARSLEY ROOTS
- 100 G OF GOAT CHEESE
- 1 Tbsp OF PINE NUTS
- 2 TEASPOONS OF Nigella by PURELLA
- 40 G OF QUINOA by PURELLA
- 1 Tbsp OF FRYING VEGETABLE OIL
- 2 Tbsp OF OLIVE OIL
- 1 TEASPOON OF HONEY
- 1 TEASPOON OF LEMON JUICE
- 1 PINCH OF HIMALAYAN SALT
- FRESHLY GROUND PEPPER