Quinoa

There’s a little South American grain that’s currently on the menu of a few chick Melbourne restaurants and has been a favorite for vegans and vegetarians alike for it’s amazing properties for quite some time. Quinoa is the only grain known in the west to contain all the essential amino acids therefore it’s a great source of proteins for vegetarians.

A great food to improve your general health and help you maintain your waistline!

Quick Facts

Native to the Andean regions of Peru, Bolivia and Chile in South America

Gluten Free

185g of cooked Quinoa will yield

Calories – 222

Quinoa Recipes

Carbohydrates – 39.4

Protein – 8.1 g

Fat – 3.6

Fibre – 5.2 g

High in the minerals  manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium

Quinoa is a great food for dieters, people with blood sugar problems as it doesn’t have a great impact on your blood sugar (has a low  Glycemic Index) and is low in fat. Good source of complex carbohydrates and fibre.

Google ‘quinoa’ recipes for sweet and savory dishes. Instead of rice or pasta use quinoa as alternative.

For a complete nutritional profile please click on link Quinoa and find out more.

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