The power of Quinoa

Saturday 20th June 2015

I never knew what quinoa was before I decided to be a vegan, it all seemed like a weird grain that was totally pointless, but it’s actually the opposite. Quinoa is packed with protein and offers fantastic wheat-free alternative, the demand for quinoa has risen sharply in recent years. There are two types: red and white. Both types are slightly bitter when cooked and open up to release little white curls. Quinoa is grown in South America from countries such as Chile, Peru and Bolivia. For thousands of years, quinoa formed the staple diet of the Incas and their descendants. In recent years, foodies in the UK and the US have used it as an alternative to bulgur wheat, cous cous and rice. quinoa is actually in the same family as spinach and chard.

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