The 3 R's Recycling Plastics Clothesline - Nature's Dryer Conserving Water Insulate Shell - Seal Air Leaks DIY Home Air Pressure Test Electrical Conservation
Time Of Use Electrical Pricing Greenhouse Gas From Electricity Production Evaporative or Swamp Coolers Room Air Conditioners Keeping Cool Without Air Conditioning Future Air ConditionersTransportation
What is eco Friendly? 350.ORG Carbon Calculator Carbon Cap and Trade Chickens Cleaners Clothesline - Nature's Dryer Compost How-to Fresh Air - Houseplants Grass Driveway/Pavers Backyard Greenhouses Green Roofs Greening Your Garden Grow a Vegetable Garden Square Foot Gardening Games for Kids - eco Household Lighting Natural Lawn Care
Beneficial Garden Insects Controlling White Grubs Naturally pH Preference of Plants What Are Nematodes Pesticide AlternativesPersonal Care Products Quinoa Super-food Slow Food
The Facts Home Wind Turbine Companies Small Turbines Balance of System Build a HAWT Wind Turbine DIY VAWT Wind Turbine Designs Permanent Magnet Motors for Wind Turbines Build an Alternator- Generator Wind Turbine Furling
Quinoa - Super-Food
Pronounced Keen-wah, it's said to be the closest thing to a super-food. It’s got everything from fatty essential acids, protein [as much as milk], complex carbohydrates, fibre, vitamins and minerals. Nothing comes close to quinoa.
Quinoa is highly appreciated for its nutritional value, as its protein content is very high (12%–18%). Unlike wheat or rice, quinoa contains a balanced set of essential amino acids for humans, making it an unusually complete protein source among plant foods. It is a good source of dietary fiber and phosphorus and is high in magnesium and iron. Quinoa is gluten-free and considered easy to digest. Because of all these characteristics, quinoa is being considered a possible crop in NASA's Controlled Ecological Life Support System for long-duration manned spaceflights.
Quinoa is the seed from a broadleaf plant, so that makes it a fruit... you eat the seed. However, it acts and looks like a grain.... it can be ground to a flour and used in baking.
Prepare in a rice cooker, simply treat quinoa like rice. Add two parts water to one part quinoa, stir, cover and when the cooker shuts off, the quinoa is done. Unlike rice, you can stir quinoa a few times while cooking to prevent burning in the bottom of the pan.
Click here for a set of recipes using Quinoa: Quinoa Recipes
Where to Find Quinoa
Quinoa has gone mainstream lately and can be found in most large grocery stores, bulk food stores and health stores. If you don't see it, ask for it. You can also order Quinoa online.
Copyright 2013 © GreenTerraFirma.com, - All rights reserved