Quinoa: An Amazing Grain
Quinoa has plenty of omega-3’s and monounsaturated fats. It has more antioxidants than some berries and it is one of the few foods in the plant kingdom that provides a complete protein with all eight essential amino acids. It is rich in potassium.
This gluten-free seed swells to three times its size when cooked. Use one part dry quinoa to 11/2 to 2 parts liquid.
It ranges in colors from white to black. White has the mildest flavor. Red is slightly nuttier and black has an earthly flavor.
Once cooked, it will keep in the refrigerator for one week.