Because of all of its nutritional benefits, Quinoa has been used to increase stamina, ease migraines and hypertension, treat childhood asthma, keep gallstones from developing, help with Type 2 Diabetes, protect against heart disease, enhance calcium absorption which can help prevent Osteoporosis, treat arthritis, ease altitude sickness, help prevent Cataracts and benefits both babies and moms during pregnancy and breast feeding. Historically, quinoa has also been turned into a paste and used for inflammation, infection and the mending of bones.
Quinoa is cultivated in three colors, white, red and black and is similar in appearance to couscous. It should be washed thoroughly before cooking to remove the saponins. Quinoa only requires about 10-20 minutes cooking time and is extremely versatile. It is good at breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert! Try using quinoa as a warm breakfast cereal with fruit, in burritos, soups or stews, casseroles, salads, baked bread, veggie burgers, in place of bulgur in tabouleh, sauteed with veggies, in stuffed peppers, in black bean and corn cakes, in place of rice in pudding and even in brewing beer...the possibilities are endless! We sell a delicious Quinoa Salad with cashews and cranberries, available in our deli! Let's hear your favorite ways to enjoy this well-rounded superfood!