Brand: Naturevibe Botanicals
- Quinoa is one of the world’s most popular health foods.
- Quinoa is gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain sufficient amounts of all nine essential amino acids
- Quinoa flour is awesome for baking! Using quinoa flour in baking is two-fold: it’s high in protein and high in fiber.
- That means quinoa flour is especially great for gluten-free baking.
- Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye and helps to provide structure.
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►Quinoa is a grain crop that is grown for its edible seeds. It’s pronounced KEEN-wah.It technically isn’t a cereal grain, but a pseudo-cereal. In other words, it is basically a seed, which is prepared and eaten similarly to a grain.
►Quinoa was an important crop for the Inca Empire. They referred to it as the “mother of all grains” and believed it to be sacred. It has been eaten for thousands of years in South America and only recently became a trend food, even reaching superfood status.These days; you can find quinoa and quinoa products all over the world, especially in health food stores and restaurants that emphasize natural foods.
►Nutrient content in 1 cup (185 grams) of cooked quinoa : Protein: 8 grams, Fiber: 5 grams and vitamin E.
►Protein in our gluten-free baking, we need other forms of protein or gums to achieve similar results. I don’t love using gums, so I rely on high protein flours like quinoa flour. It helps to provide structure and rise to baked goods, while also adding protein and fiber on the nutrition side of things.
►This comes with a total of 222 calories, with 39 grams of carbs and 4 grams of fat. It also contains a small amount of omega-3 fatty acids. Quinoa is non-GMO, gluten-free and usually grown organically. Even though technically not a cereal grain, it still counts as a whole-grain food.