Organic White Quinoa
The most common variety of Quinoa is our white type, made up of only the white seeds. It has been pre-washed to remove the bitter saponin coating surrounding the seeds (Mother Nature’s way of protecting the seeds from marauding birds!) but it is still recommended that you rinse it before cooking. Quinoa can be used in any number of meals or dishes - try making a delicious breakfast from cooked quinoa by mixing it with milk, cinnamon and your favourite toppings. If you like quinoa, you should also try amaranth, a very similar product but smaller in size with a slightly different flavour and texture. As well as being gluten-free and low GI, quinoa is also an excellent source of protein, fibre and many essential vitamins and minerals. One serving of quinoa (approximately half a cup uncooked) provides over half of your daily-recommended intake of magnesium for healthy bones, and selenium for a healthy immune system. Quinoa is also a good source of iron and zinc. One serving of this super food offers a significant amount of folate, a mineral vital for healthy cell growth and red blood cells. Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant, is also plentiful in quinoa.