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Quinoa

R74.00R85.00

Quinoa

R74.00R85.00

Quinoa flour has a protein content averaging about 17%. This flour is also high in dietary
fibre. The high protein content can interfere with some baking, so many bakers recommend
mixing quinoa with other flours, rather than using it alone, as it can make dishes
seem heavy and stodgy.

Quinoa is a recently rediscovered ancient grain once considered ‘the gold of the Incas”. It is a gluten free complex carbohydrate, easy to digest and contains a balanced set of essential amino acids for humans with a protein content of 12—18% it is a good choice for vegans and vegetarians. Quinoa is also gluten free and has a low glycaemic index.

 

Black quinoa is a high source of lithium which helps with depression. it also contains more dietary fibre than the red and white quinoa.

 

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Quinoa is the common name for Chenopodium quinoa, a flowering plant in the amaranth family Amaranthaceae. It is a herbaceous annual plant grown as a grain crop primarily for its edible seeds.

Raw, uncooked quinoa is 13% water, 64% carbohydrates, 14% protein and 6% fat. Nutritional evaluations indicate that a 100 g (3.5 oz) serving of raw quinoa is a rich source (20% or higher of the Daily Value, DV) of protein, dietary fiber, several B vitamins and dietary minerals.

After cooking, which is the typical preparation for eating, quinoa is 72% water, 21% carbohydrates, 4% protein and 2% fat and its nutrient contents are collectively and substantially reduced. In a 100 g (3.5 oz) serving, cooked quinoa provides 120 calories and is an excellent source of manganese and phosphorus (30% and 22% DV, respectively), and a moderate source (10-19% DV) of dietary fiber, folate, and the dietary minerals, iron, zinc and magnesium.

Quinoa is gluten-free and considered easy to digest.

Additional information

Weight1000 g
Type

White, Red, Black

Weight

1kg

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