So, what’s the big deal and fuzz about quinoa… Firstly, lest straigthen out that quinoa is a seed not a grain. When we say it’s a “seed” it’s not really enough. Quinoa is a magical seed that is a great source of protein, fiber, quality carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. What’s unique about quinoa is that it is a complete protein which means it contains all nine essential amino acids (EAA) just like meat.
Finally, we have a plant-based protein source that is as good if not better than meat in terms of the quality of protein. Since quinoa is a wholefood it gives a well balanced nutrition of vitamins, minerals, fibers and protein. The philosophy behind a plant-based wholefood diet is to make sure the intake of protein together with other micronutrient is in balance.
As quinoa is a seed it is glutenfree it is also suitable for those who need a glutenfree diet. Today, there is a big trend of veganism and quinoa is a great choice! We also see a large interest in flexitarianism and plant-based wholefood diets. The idea is to reduce the consumtion of meat and enlarge the consumption of veggies, fruits, quality carbohydrates together with plant-based protein sources. Once again the magic quinoa fullfills the desired requirements of a quality food.
Earlier in the days, quinoa was imported from South America and needed to travel all the way to Europe to reach our local supermarkets or restaurants. Now, we made it possible to farm and grow organic certified quinoa in Scandinavia.
Health benefits of quinoa
- Wholefood – balance of nutritions.
- Plant-based complete protein. 15.8 % protein.
- Quality carbohydrates (does not spike your insulin levels).
- High in fiber which promotes a healthy digestion.
- Rich in vitamins such as Vitamin B9(folic acid), Vitamin E.
- Rich in minerals such as Magnesium, Potassium, Iron and Zink.
- Deliciously healthy!