White Quinoa

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Quinoa is a gluten-free plant food that contains all essential amino acids. Native to the Andes, this superb grain has the benefits of being:

  • High in protein
  • Rich in fibre
  • High mineral content

 

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Quinoa is a versatile pseudo-cereal and one of the most nutritious grains used as human food. It has a remarkable 12-15% protein content which is comparable to the amount found in milk and eggs!

The composition of the essential amino acids in quinoa is excellent. The content of lysine, methionine and cysteine is higher than in common cereals, legumes, and other crops.  This is why quinoa can be considered a very nutritious cereal when compared to more common cereals such as wheat, barley, and corn.

Quinoa is also a very good source of antioxidants and minerals which is why it is a great substitute for other cereals.

It does not contain gluten and it is rich in fibre making it very digestible.

Ingredients: 100% Organic white quinoa

Cooking instructions: Take one part quinoa grain, rinse well and cook with two parts of water. Bring to the boil and simmer for approximately 10 minutes with the lid on. Remove from the heat and leave covered until all liquid is absorbed.

Uses: Savoury dishes, salads, porridge, baking and soups

Warning: Do not eat uncooked quinoa

Typical nutritional values per 100 g

 

% RI *
Energy 1628.66 kJ 389.26 kcal 19
Fat 7.86 g 11
of which saturates 1.96 g 10
mono-unsaturates 0.69 g
polyunsaturates 5.20 g
Carbohydrate 65.82 g 25
of which sugars 1.50 g 2
Fibre 8.49 g
Protein 13.81 g 28
Salt 0.02 mg <1 % NRV
Thiamin (B1) 0.20 mg 18
Calcium 85 mg 11
Iron 4.20 mg 30
Phosphorous 155 mg 22

* Reference intake of an average adult (8400kJ/2000kcal)

Quinoa was already known in 5000 B.C. and has played an important role in human nutrition since ancestral times. This plant was a very important crop for the Incas and it was even considered as sacred!

Tolerant to extreme temperatures and drought conditions, Quinoa is cultivated across a vast expanse of the longest mountain range of the world, the Andes. Being able to tolerate poor and rough environments, this superb crop grows perfectly in locations where it is not possible to grow maize and other food plants.

The Super Cholo Foods team is delighted to share the legacy of this exclusive crop with you. Our commitment is to source it directly from the highlands of Peru.

Description

Quinoa is a versatile pseudo-cereal and one of the most nutritious grains used as human food. It has a remarkable 12-15% protein content which is comparable to the amount found in milk and eggs!

The composition of the essential amino acids in quinoa is excellent. The content of lysine, methionine and cysteine is higher than in common cereals, legumes, and other crops.  This is why quinoa can be considered a very nutritious cereal when compared to more common cereals such as wheat, barley, and corn.

Quinoa is also a very good source of antioxidants and minerals which is why it is a great substitute for other cereals.

It does not contain gluten and it is rich in fibre making it very digestible.

Ingredients: 100% Organic white quinoa

Cooking instructions: Take one part quinoa grain, rinse well and cook with two parts of water. Bring to the boil and simmer for approximately 10 minutes with the lid on. Remove from the heat and leave covered until all liquid is absorbed.

Uses: Savoury dishes, salads, porridge, baking and soups

Warning: Do not eat uncooked quinoa

Additional information

Weight

300g, 1Kg

1 review for White Quinoa

  1. supercholo (verified owner)

    My goodness, the white quinoa is so delicate, so delicious. My husband wondered how come your quinoa tastes different from all the other ones we’ve tried before!

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