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Quinoa is an ancient food originally from the Andes region of South America, which is becoming more and more popular in the US because it's gluten free and has excellent nutritive content.
Though people tend to think of quinoa as a grain, it's actually a seed with grain-like properties (a "pseudo-cereal").
With exceptionally high protein levels (12%-18%), lots of vitamin E, and a wide variety of essential amino acids, it is an ideal choice for vegetarians, vegans, and those on restrictive diets. Quinoa is also high in fiber, iron, and magnesium and considered easy to digest.
Store organic quinoa in an air-tight container in a cool, dry place.
Up to a year.
RECIPES & TIPS
This quinoa has been pre-washed to remove its bitter saponen coating.
Once cooked quinoa is an excellent substitute for couscous, rice, or bulgur. We recommend lightly toasting it in the oven prior to cooking it for extra flavor.
Basic Cooking Instructions:
Boil two cups of salted water or stock (don’t salt store bought stocks). Stir in 1 cup of red quinoa, cover the pot, and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for about 15 minutes, until the grain pops and the curly germs pop off. Fluff with a fork & serve.
Each cup of dry quinoa will yield about two cups when cooked.
In addition to serving it as a hot side dish, try using quinoa in soups or blending it cooked but cooled with herbs, vegetables, and maybe some vinegar to make grain salads. It's delicious paired with both meat and seafood.