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  • 1. Quinoa Recipes Offers Delicious Food with Exceptional Nutritional Value Discover how quinoa recipes can be incorporated in your daily diet and improve your health. A grain considered by the Incas of South America as gold is recently rediscovered. The Incas called it gold in a sense that it is highly valued like gold. But the value does not lie in monetary terms but more on its nutritional value. They used this food to increase the stamina of their warriors who marched for days! When the Spanish conquistadores came to South America, the Spaniards forbade the cultivation of quinoa, seeing it as food of the peasants. But since 1980, the importance of this food is being recognized. Even NASA is considering the thought of using quinoa as a food substitute for long space flights. Because of its nutritional value, the United Nations ranked quinoa as a super crop. WHO on the other hand, rated quinoa as having a protein content equal to that of a milk. With United Nation and WHO backing up quinoa’s nutritional facts, the nutritional benefits of quinoa have become unquestionable. Quinoa Recipes Offers Delicious Food with Exceptional Nutritional Value
  • 2. The nutritional values of quinoa per 100g if uncooked are the following: Energy 1,539kJ Carbohydrates 64 g Starch 52 g Dietary fiber 7 g Fat 6 g Polyunsaturated 3.3 g Protein 14 g Water 13 g Thiamine (Vit. B1) 0.36 mg Riboflavin (Vit. B2) 0.32 mg Vitamin B6 0.5 mg Folate (Vit. B9) 184 ug Vitamin E 2.4 mg Iron 4.6 mg Magnesium 197 mg Phosphorus 457 mg Zinc 3.1 mg SOURCE: USDA Nutrient Database Quinoa Recipes Offers Delicious Food with Exceptional Nutritional Value
  • 3. The above data shows that quinoa is high in protein and contains eight important amino acids for tissue development. Quinoa also has amounts of cystine, methionine-amino acids and lysine. If one thoroughly research, it would reveal the amazing nutritional benefits quinoa can provide. It could alleviate cardiovascular illnesses, prevent heart illnesses, serves as an antioxidant, protect against breast cancer, alleviate menopausal syndromes, protect against childhood asthma, prevent gallstone problems, alleviate diabetes and lower risks of obesity. Now that the nutrients one can get from quinoa is revealed, it is much better if it is incorporated in one’s diet to get the health benefits. Let us discover quinoa recipes and find out how easy it is to cook quinoa. In fact, it takes a fewer minutes to cook quinoa compared to others. There is actually no need for additional ingredients to make it more pleasing to eat because it already tastes good all by itself compared to other grains. Quinoa’s leaves are also edible. It can be eaten cooked or raw. And it is worth taking note that quinoa salad actually Quinoa Recipes Offers Delicious Food with Exceptional Nutritional Value
  • 4. tastes much better compared to the salads we have come to know. Quinoa can be made into creamy delicious soups. It can be used as good substitute for white rice, pastas and bread. It can be made into nutritious cereal and healthy cookies. It could just end in a mouth-watering list. Cooking quinoa will definitely change the amount of food one will be taking in for one could eat as much as he or she wants. When it comes to quinoa recipes, there just no limit to what one can do! Quinoa Recipes Offers Delicious Food with Exceptional Nutritional Value