Quinoa is tagged to be the world’s most nutritious grain. Most of us are only familiar with potatoes, wheat and rice – and we unknowingly pass up on the opportunity to benefit from the health wonders of this not-so-familiar grain.
This member of the Chenopodium family is power-packed with fiber. It is a complete protein source which has almost double the content of your usual breakfast cereal. Quinoa has lesser carbohydrates than regular cereal and it even offers consumers a dose of healthy fats. In addition, quinoa has essential amino acids and it is high in magnesium, iron and phosphorous – aside from being easily digestible.
If you have not tried it yet, the texture of quinoa when cooked is similar to couscous with a bit of a nutty flavor. Look for quinoa at the grocery’s health foods section and cook it as your side dish, use it to make creamy soups or include it with your dessert preparations.