Lately, when talking about healthy foods you’ve certainly heard of quinoa. Quinoa is a plant that increasingly begins to be used in the diet, due to the beneficial ingredients and active components it contains. There are three varieties of quinoa: white, red and black. It has a slightly bitter taste when cooked, so you should clean it thoroughly. Although often considered a grain, it actually belongs to the group of plants that includes beets and spinach.
Quinoa e excellent ingredient for improving the health
Quinoa is rich in anti-inflammatory phytonutrients and it is good for prevention and may be helpful in the treatment of certain inflammatory diseases. It also contains a small amount of healthy omega-3 fatty acids that are essential for the health of the heart. The content of monounsaturated fatty acids in quinoa is higher in contrast to the content in other grains.
Source of complete protein
Something that is quite characteristic and important for quinoa is that it is a source of complete protein. This means that quinoa contains all the essential amino acids that cannot be found in sufficient quantities in the other grains.
How to properly store the quinoa
Quinoa can be stored for several months in a dry and cool place, away from moisture
How to prepare quinoa
The most important thing is to wash it thoroughly in order to remove the substances that give a bitter taste. You can also leave it to stand for some time in cold water, then wash it and finally you can cook it. You can boil it like rice, and its volume will increase several times. Put two cups of water in a pot to be heated. In the heated water add one cup of quinoa, a little salt and cook it for 15-20 minutes. Now, your quinoa is ready to eat! Good appetite!