Quinoa has a light, nutty, delicious flavour. While it is usually considered to be a whole grain, it is actually a seed, but can be prepared like whole grains such as rice or barley. A versatile product, quinoa can be substituted for almost any grain in almost any recipe. It From soups to salads, to bakes, to desserts – quinoa looks and tastes great.
Quinoa could be your favourite whole grain for three reasons: First, it takes less time to cook than other whole grains – just 10 to 15 minutes. Second, quinoa tastes great on its own, unlike other grains such as millet. Add a bit of olive oil, sea salt and lemon juice and – yum! Finally, of all the whole grains, quinoa has the highest protein content (12%–18%) and provides all 9 essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. It is a good source of dietary fiber, phosphorus, magnesium and iron. Quinoa is an organic gluten-free and cholesterol-free whole grain.