STAR NUTRIENT FIBRE
Why the health halo? People are so keen for quinoa (pronounced “keen-wa”). It’s gluten free and has a low glycaemic (GI) index, which gives you sustained energy.
Is the hype justified? Yes. Quinoa is nutritious and filling, plus a great source of fibre if you’re following a gluten-free diet. But we’re not convinced it’s nutritionally superior to other, more affordable whole grains.
WINNER: BROWN RICE Brown rice is a good source of fibre, which means it also gives you sustained energy. It’s gluten free too. Importantly, you can buy a low-GI variety at the supermarket for a third of the price of quinoa!
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