Quinoa is the healthy, tasty substitute to your daily diet
For the past few years, superfoods have been flooding the food market. These foods have been there in the scene for a long time but weren’t recognised for their health benefits. Moreover, when opting for these superfoods one has to compromise on the taste to a large extent. But not anymore!
India Gate has launched one such superfood, quinoa, for the first time in India, which is not only packed with numerous health benefits but is also delicious. And one can prepare a variety of dishes with it — quinoa poha, quinoa vada paav, quinoa tikki, quinoa dosa, quinoa upma.
WHY IS QUINOA GOOD FOR YOU?
If you are intolerant to grains (gluten sensitivity), this superfood can give you double the protein. It’s better quality protein sans gluten. High in protein, quinoa contains all the nine essential amino acids. It’s filled with antioxidants. It’s a good source of hearthealthy fats. If you are diabetic and the carbohydrate intake worries you, then quinoa is a great option for you. This superfood helps control appetite and aids in weight loss. Since most diabetic patients are obese, quinoa can help with their treatment as a weight-loss grain. The food has antiinflammatory nutrients in it.
QUINOA IS EASY TO COOK
Pre-Cooking: Always rinse quinoa thoroughly until the water is clear. Soak for 5 minutes in fresh clean water and drain before cooking. Measure 1 cup quinoa to 2 cups of water (1:2) For stove cooking: Place drained quinoa and water in a medium size saucepan, and bring to boil. Add salt if desired. Reduce to simmer. Cover and cook until water is absorbed (12-15 minutes). Let sit for 6-8 minutes and fluff with fork before serving. For microwave cooking: Place drained quinoa and water in a microwave safe bowl. Cook on high mode for 10 minutes. Cover and allow to stand and absorb water for 2-3 minutes. For added flavour, use your favorite cooking stock in place of water. Quinoa is ready to serve when it turns from white to transparent and the germ has spiralled out of the grain. So enjoy the healthy India Gate quinoa without compromising on taste! For more information log on to www.quinoa.life.