Quinoa is a flowering plant in the amaranth family. It is a herbaceous annual plant grown as a crop primarily for its edible seeds; the seeds are rich in protein, dietary fibre, B vitamins, and dietary minerals in amounts greater than in many grains.
It is easy to cook and perfect for salads, as a side dish, in soups and stews, or for baking.
A cup of quinoa will also provide twice the protein and about 5 grams more fibre than the same amount of white rice. Due to this higher quantity of protein and fibre, quinoa is not only the healthier choice, but will also fill you up faster, allowing for smaller portion sizes.
Nutrition: Typical values Per 100g, Energy 1547kJ (367kcal), Fat 6.5g, of which saturates 0.8g, Carbohydrate 58.5g, of which sugars 8.7g, Fibre 6.7g, Protein 15.2g, Salt 0g.
Cooking Instructions: Rinse, cover with 1½ to two parts water or stock for each 1 part quinoa, bring to the boil and then simmer on a very low heat for 15 minutes. The grains will absorb the water and swell to 2 to 3 times their original size. Fluff the grains apart with a fork.
Grown in the UK
Vegan and GF