Friday, October 17, 2008

Healthy Food Brief: Quinoa

Healthy Food: Quinoa

What is it?
Quinoa (pronounced Keen Wah), is an ancient grain native of South America, that was once favored by the Incas. It is an excellent complete protein, including all 9 essential amino acids. A good choice for vegans who are concerned about their protein intake, quinoa is a good source of lysine, as well as other health building nutriants.

Quinoa is a versitile food. You can use it like you would rice, adding it to soups, served on it's own, as a breakfast porridge, and more. You can even find flour made from it, as well as pastas and sprouts.

Where to find it:
Quinoa is slowly turning up more and more in local supermarkets, as well as your local health food store. It's an affordable and nutritious addition to youor diet.

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