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A complete low-fat source of Protein, Iron and Fibre for vegetarians and vegans.

Quinoa pronounced keen wah is is a cholesterol-free whole grain, and is kosher for Passover. One of the best reasons to enjoy quinoa is because it has a high-protein content. While quinoa is usually considered to be a whole grain, it is actually a seed, but can be prepared like whole grains such as rice or barley.

Health Benefits Of Quinoa:

Quinoa provides all 9 essential amino acids, making it a complete low-fat source of protein, and fibre for vegetarians and vegans.

It is also a very good source of iron, vitamin B2, and magnesium. Iron is good for the production of red blood cells and oxygen transportation. Vitamin B2 is responsible for energy, metabolism in the brain and muscle cells. Magnesium is involved in everything from nerve impulses, detoxification, and the formation of healthy bones and teeth.

Low Calorie Quinoa

Quinoa is relatively low in calories. One cup of cooked quinoa provides 222 calories. But of course, watch what you add to the mix however, as it is during the cooking process that most of the calories and fat will be added, depending on how you prepare it.

Is Quinoa Gluten-Free?

Quinoa is naturally gluten free and may be suitable for people who are sensitive to gluten and are unable to eat. Since quinoa is naturally free of gluten it can make a great alternative to other grains. 

Quinoa can be packed in facilities that also pack gluten-containing ingredients, which increases the risk of cross-contamination. 

How to Cook Dried Quinoa

Rinse quinoa in a fine mesh colander under running water for 30 seconds and drain. Rinsing helps to remove the bitter taste on the outside of the quinoa called saponins.

Combine water or broth and quinoa and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until tender and the liquid has been absorbed, approximately 15 minutes. Fluff the cooked quinoa with a fork before serving.

Read Ten Things You Should Know About Quinoa


Allergy Advice for Quinoa:

For allergens see ingredients in CAPITALS. Warning: Packed in a factory that also packs cereals containing gluten, nuts, peanuts, sesame and products containing sulphur dioxide/ sulphites. 

Country of Origin: Peru

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Nutritional Information

Values per 100g

Energy 1311KJ/309kcal
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 0.5g
Total Carbohydrate 56g
Sugars 6.1g
Dietary Fibre 7g
Protein 14g
Salt 0.15g