Quinoa - Red (Certified Organic)

$13.00

Quinoa is “The Supergrain Of The Future” according to Forbes.com.

Quinoa is a whole grain that is rapidly growing in popularity due to its many health and wellness benefits.

Quinoa is gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods on earth that contain sufficient amounts of all nine essential amino acids. Quinoa is also high in fiber, magnesium, B vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and various beneficial antioxidants.

 

Here are seven health benefits of quinoa:

1. Quinoa is one of the most protein-rich foods we can eat today. It is a superfood and has a complete protein containing all nine essential amino acids.

2. Quinoa contains almost twice as much fiber as most other supergrains. Fiber is most widely known to promote digestion and relieve constipation. It also helps to prevent heart disease by reducing high blood pressure and diabetes. Fiber lowers cholesterol and glucose levels, may lower risk of developing hemorrhoids, and may help with weight loss. It makes you feel fuller for longer and is less “energy dense,” which means it has fewer calories for the same volume of food.

3. Quinoa contains high Iron amount. Iron helps keep our red blood cells healthy and this is the basis of hemoglobin formation. Iron carries oxygen from one cell to another and supplies oxygen to our muscles to aid with their contraction. Iron also increases brain function because the brain takes in about 20% of our blood oxygen. There are many benefits of iron; it aids in neurotransmitter synthesis (Neurotransmittersare endogenous chemicals that enable neurotransmission to happen. It is a type of chemical messenger which transmits signals across a chemical synapse, such as a neuromuscular junction, from one neuron (nerve cell) to another "target" neuron, muscle cell, or gland cell to keep neuron function and communication up), regulation of body temperature, enzyme activity and energy metabolism.

4. Quinoa contains good amount of lysine. Lysine is necessary essential for tissue growth and repair. Tissue growth is beneficial to helping body parts growing, encourages wound healing.

5. Quinoa is rich in magnesium. Magnesium helps to relax blood vessels and thereby to alleviate migraines and premenstrual syndrome. Magnesium also may reduce Type 2 diabetes by promoting healthy blood sugar control. Other health benefits of magnesium include transmission of nerve impulses, body temperature regulation, detoxification, energy production, and the formation of healthy bones and teeth. Magnesium consumption helps to relieve anxiety and helps with sleep.

6. Quinoa is high in Riboflavin (B2). B2 improves energy metabolism within brain and muscle cells and is known to help create proper energy production in cells, therefore keep your energy level high.

If you haven't already entered the world of sprouting: welcome! It is part of a traditional practice with nutritional benefits. Sprouting will make the quinoa more alkalizing to the body, break down complex sugars and make it more digestible and absorb-able. It also softens and opens the seeds to allow for consuming them raw for even greater benefits. 

This Quinoa sprout needs only light rinsing before cooking if you choose to cook this. Sprout for 2 or 3 days, most ideal sprouts are very young, about 2 days old.

Quinoa is well known for its nutritional properties since its protein content is high at 12%–18%. It contains a balanced set of essential amino acids, making it a complete protein source among plant foods.

Uncooked Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)

 

Energy

1,539 kJ (368 kcal)

Carbohydrates

64 g

Starch

52 g

Dietary fibre

7 g

Fat

6 g

polyunsaturated

3.3 g

Protein

14 g

Water

13 g

Thiamine (Vit. B1)

0.36 mg (28%)

Riboflavin (Vit. B2)

0.32 mg (21%)

Vitamin B6

0.5 mg (38%)

Folate (Vit. B9)

184 μg (46%)

Vitamin E

2.4 mg (16%)

Iron

4.6 mg (37%)

Magnesium

197 mg (53%)

Phosphorus

457 mg (65%)

Zinc

3.1 mg (31%)

Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient database

 

 Country of origin: Peru

 

(1 lb)