You have heard of quinoa as a superfood, but do you know how it's grown and what it looks like?
Quinoa was originally grown in the Andes in South America. Now, it’s grown in many parts of the world. It’s commonly found at grocery stores and natural food markets. There are three main types of quinoa: black, white and red. Quinoa is a flowering plant in the amaranth family. It is grown for its nutritious seeds. The seeds can be ground up into a flour that is then used to make pasta-like products. Quinoa is a grain that is native to the Andes Mountains in South America. Inca people used it as an important crop and even referred to it as part of their religion. It has also been eaten in South America for thousands of years and it’s believed that quinoa was used by the Indians to help prevent altitude sickness. However, it only recently became a health food trend and it has since risen to superfood status.
Millet noodles, also known as quinoa noodles, are gaining popularity quickly. A staple food in Asia and South America, these gluten-free noodles are gaining mass popularity throughout the western world and here is why they’re a great alternative to other grain products. Quinoa is one of the healthiest grains you can eat. It’s high in protein, zinc, iron, calcium and phosphorus — but it’s also gluten free and has a low glycemic index. Most importantly, Quinoa packs more fiber than most other grains which means it can help you lose weight.
Here are some benefits Quinoa noodles offer
Quinoa is rich in nutrients including the following:
Vitamins B1, B2, and B6
It is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
Although quinoa is quite healthy and lower in carbs than other grains, its carbohydrate level is too high to qualify it as a keto-friendly food.
Published by Shivali Agrwal