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There are around 120 species of quinoa plants and over 1800 varieties available around the world.Quinoa originated in the mountains of the Andes over 5000 years ago, especially in Peru, Bolivia and Chile. It grows in even harsh and arid conditions unsuited to most crops.Quinoa is often classified based on the color and the most common variety is the...
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Quinoa is a seed but for nutrition purposes it is considered a whole grain. It can be used to prepare dishes similar to rice or barley. It takes lesser time to cook than other whole grains.Quinoa can be eaten plain with just a dash of spices or mixed with meat, vegetables, fruits, sweets or other spices to make an...
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Quinoa originated in the Andes Mountain regions of Peru, Bolivia and Chile more than 5000 years ago.This staple food of Inca warriors has found its way into modern civilization due to its high nutritional value.The most common types of quinoa found around the world are the traditional white quinoa and the Inca red quinoa, although select farmers markets and...
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Quinoa is a food grain that is actually the seed of the quinoa plant. It resembles millet and has been dubbed as ‘gold of the Incas’ for it has been eaten by South Americans for thousands of years.Before it made its entrance into North America and Europe, quinoa was cultivated mostly in the mountainous Andes regions of Peru, Bolivia,...
Quinoa (pronounced ‘keen-wah’) is a seed / grain that originated in ancient Peru.Quinoa is rich in proteins and contains all possible amino acids. Quinoa resembles couscous, can be used like rice in the varied dishes. It tastes richer than both rice and couscous and can be eaten during all meals. Quinoa has a nutty, rich flavor and comes with...
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Quinoa is a healthy food grain that was introduced in North America in the early 1980s. However, it is a staple diet of people living in the Andes regions from the days of the Incas.Quinoa is actually the seed of the quinoa plant and related to spinach, Swiss chard and other leafy greens. The quinoa grains come in many...
Quinoa is a grain that was cultivated in the ancient Incan Civilization in countries such as Chile, Bolivia and Peru.It grows well in many climatic conditions like arid areas, high altitudes or soil with high concentrations of salt, sand and clay.There are many types of quinoa and these are usually categorized based on climatic conditions in which they grow....
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In 1987, a pair of farmers decided to plant quinoa in their farm in Colorado. They hoped that the conditions in their high San Luis Valley of Colorado could mimic conditions of the Andes and they could grow this plant in the US.A few years after their experimental planting, they found that a whole new plant variety, taller than...
Quinoa is a protein-packed grain whose use goes far back to ancient South American regions like Peru. It contains all essential amino acids with lysine being found in abundance.Lysine helps with maintaining healthy tissue growth. Apart from this, quinoa provides excellent source of vitamin E, fiber, iron, magnesium and potassium.It has grabbed the spotlight all over the world for...
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Quinoa is a grain rich in proteins and used regularly in South American diets.It has a wonderful nutty flavor and is easily digestible when cooked. Hence, it can be used in a wide variety of recipes for all meals.It is recommended that quinoa be substituted for rice, couscous, pasta or bulgar. Since it is gluten-free, it is a great...
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