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Fun Fact About Quinoa
The origins of quinoa date back thousands of years ago when the Incas first realized that the seed was fit for human consumption. Incas called quinoa “the mother of grains” and revered quinoa as a sacred food and plant. For them it was as valuable as “gold.”
Quinoa was one of the best kept secrets, but is now widely known for its unique nutritional characteristics. It is very high in fiber, packed with protein including all nine of the essential amino acids. Quinoa is naturally gluten-free, non-GMO, has no artificial flavors, no added preservatives, is kosher, vegan and not to mention, DELICIOUS!
Why Quinoa is a Superfood
Quinoa has a TON of health benefits. Here are just a few:
- It is a complete protein containing all nine essential amino acids that your body needs and cannot produce by itself.
- A single cup of cooked quinoa has around 8 grams of protein, which is roughly the same protein content as a single egg.
- Quinoa contains almost twice as much fiber as most other grains.
- Fiber lowers cholesterol and glucose levels. It also makes you feel fuller for longer and has fewer calories for the same volume of food.
- Quinoa contains Magnesium which also may reduce Type 2 diabetes
- It contains the antioxidant Kaempferol. Many studies have described the beneficial effects of dietary kaempferol in reducing the risk of chronic diseases, especially cancer.
If you have not already guessed by now, our favorite superfood is definitely quinoa! If you are looking for the freshest most flavorful recommendation, we suggest checking out Mamma Quinoa.
“Sweet Quinoa” only grows high in the mountains of Ecuador. Only there will you find the perfect combination of sun and elevation to grow a quinoa that is as sweet as it is hardy. This leaves you with a less processed quinoa that is tastier, and still full of protein and natural aminos. Mamma quinoa is dry polished with air instead of left soaking in water.
Mamma Quinoa’s track record, experience, and passion for the grain are truly unparalleled in their region. They have a process that separates each and every quinoa grain within a 5% color deviation, ensuring the true flavor of each strain. Highly sophisticated, this process lends itself to a more consistent, nutritious quinoa, suitable for cooking like rice.
What's for Dinner?
So are you still wondering what you should make for dinner tonight? How about spicy garlic shrimp with quinoa, quinoa stuffed peppers, or a healthy quinoa salad? If you haven't already added quinoa to your diet, you definitely should!
Be sure to check out Mamma Quinoa’s range of delicious quinoa here:
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