Organic Royal White Quinoa is protein packed pseudo-cereal. In other words it is basically a seed prepared and eaten similarly as a grain. Out of all quinoa colours,organic white quinoa has the most delicate taste and the lightest texture. Also, it cooks up a bit fluffier than other types of quinoa.
- Nutritional Profile: Organic white quinoa is high in protein. One cup of cooked quinoa provides 8.1 grams of protein ( containing all 9 essential amino acids) and 222 calories. A cup of cooked quinoa provides 5.2 grams of fiber, making it very high in fiber compared to most of the grains. Most of the fiber is insoluble, but one cup of quinoa still contains 2.5 grams of insoluble fiber. One cup of cooked quinoa contains 2.76 milligrams of iron. Quinoa is a good source of other vitamins and minerals. Such as Manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, potassium, iron, zinc, flavonoids and folate. It consists a very high content of antioxidants and very low GI ( glycemic index).
- Health Benefits: It is important to know that amino acids from protein in your diet are essential to support the growth and repair of tissues and organs. Dietary fiber food promotes heart and digestive health. At the same time it controls blood glucose and insulin concentrations. Also, high iron concentration helps production of new red blood cells and certain enzymes involved in energy metabolism. Quinoa has a potential protective effect against kidney stones by managing potassium levels.
- Usage: Quinoa can be incorporated into any meal in lieu of rice. It can be used in baking, hot side dishes, add it to the salads or make it a breakfast grain like cereal by adding some flavor to it, such as cinnamon any dried fruits etc. The vegetarian kitchen uses quinoa to make burgers.