Wheat free, nutty flavoured quinoa seed with white colour and high nutrients.
Did you know that quinoa seeds contain all the nine essential amino acids? Quinoa is a complete protein, thus much better than any wheat grains. As a result, it is an indispensable source for anybody following a vegan diet. The new superfood was originally discovered thousands of years ago in South America. Since then, we not only know about its high fibre content, but we also know it has a low Glycemic Index. The GI of quinoa is 53, so considered low. However, quinoa seeds still have carbohydrate content, so keep that in mind if you are on a low carb or diabetic diet.
Furthermore, quinoa has essential minerals such as iron, potassium, zinc and magnesium. Combining this with the high fibre content, you can easily see that quinoa seeds can increase your metabolic health. Moreover, these gluten free seeds are full of antioxidants as well.
And the best is they can easily help you lose weight. It can happen because quinoa needs more calories to burn it than it gives us. It can also reduce your appetite, and the high protein content can increase metabolism.
How to prepare quinoa seeds as a rice alternative?
It is easier than you think! Put two cups of water into a pot and start heating it. Add some salt and one cup of quinoa seeds into the water and boil it for 15-20 minutes. Stir it occasionally. And you are ready to go!