Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is an ancient grain, a food that has been a staple part of the diet in the Andes region of South America for thousands of years. It was cultivated by the Incas, who referred to it as “the mother of all grains,” and was an important part of their food culture. Technically, it isn’t a grain, but a seed from a weed-like plant called goosefoot.
Quinoa has a high protein content, so is great if you are on a plant-based diet. It provides all nine essential amino acids, making it a complete protein (which is rare in a plant) and is also a good source of calcium, B vitamins, magnesium, Vitamin E and iron.
Cooking with Quinoa Flakes
Quinoa flakes can be used to rustle up a quick breakfast with a bit of fruit, honey or maple syrup for sweetness. You could also add hemp protein powder or hemp seeds for even more protein in the morning.
Boil 3 cups of water, then add 1 cup of quinoa flakes, let it sit for a minute or two, stir, and you're ready to go. To microwave, use 1 cup of quinoa flakes to 2 cups of water. Microwave on high for two minutes for one serving and up to six minutes for four servings.
Quinoa Flakes, Organic
Ingredients: 100% organic quinoa
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Due to the way our food is stored and packaged, this product may contain traces of other allergens due to cross-contamination.