With a slightly nutty flavor, this king of all seeds, is one of my go to’s. Quinoa comes in a variety of colors and can easily change its flavor profile to fit any kind of meal – sweet or savory. I love making it into salads with fresh vegetables or as breakfast porridge with fruits and nuts.

  • Quinoa is used as a grain, but is actually the seed of the plant
  • Quinoa contains all nine amino acids needed to form a complete protein. Contrary to most proteins, which contain unsaturated fats, quinoa contains heart healthy fats – in the form of oleic acids, which is a monounsaturated fat, and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) – the omega-3 fatty acid associated with decreased risk of inflammatory diseases in the body.
  • The numerous antioxidants in quinoa help support our immune system and protect our body against inflammation.
  • Quinoa also contains twice as much fiber than most other grains, which helps maintain a happy-healthy digestive system and keeps you fuller longer.
  • If you are gluten sensitive, quinoa is a great alternative to other gluten flours & grains

Vegukate Tips:

Store uncooked quinoa in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. Cooked quinoa will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-6 days.

Always wash quinoa before eating with a fine mesh sieve. Quinoa has a natural bitter coating of saponins, which tastes a bit soapy and not appetizing.