Quinoa is a food that has, in a few years, become an essential part of any healthy food cupboard.
The perception of modern food which this rediscovery brings contrasts with its reality as it began to be cultivated between 3,000 and 5,000 a.c. in the surrounding areas of Lake Titicaca in the Andes, forming one of the nutritional pillars of the pre-Hispanic civilisations.
The reason for its relevance become very clear as soon as its nutritional properties are known.
It is a source of protein.
It possesses the 10 amino acids essential for the human being.
It has a high fibre content.
It is a pseudo-cereal which, due to its high content of starch, has the characteristics of a cereal. Being even richer that those in minerals such as iron, magnesium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, copper and potassium.
It contains vitamins from the group B and folic acid.
It does not contain gluten.
In addition, with the DIET Radisson Quinoa being an organic product, cultivated with organic farming methods, it is guaranteed that it has no traces of chemical fertilizers and synthetic pesticides.
Add Quinoa to your diet and start enjoying whilst looking after yourself.
PRESENTATION: 400 g BAG
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The preparation of Quinoa is simple, being very similar to that of rice and its versatility is practically endless, with it being used both in hot dishes and in salads and side dishes.
To cook it, wash the quinoa in lots of water and drain it. Heat a pan with 2 parts water to one part quinoa. When it comes to the boil, add the quinoa and keep it cooking on a medium heat for around 12 minutes until it is al dente and the grain has doubled its size. If you wish, you could add salt when it is cooked.
Once cooked, you could eat it dressed in a bit of virgin olive oil, flavour with your favourite sauce or add it to the salad.
You can also make a sofrito sauce, add the already washed quinoa and cook as if it was a paella.
It is always delicious and it provides us with lots of nutritional benefits.