Saturday, April 14, 2007


While I'm at it posting about some of my favorite healthy products, I'll also include Quinoa (pronounced key-nuah). A crop, cherished by the Incans as being sacred, has some great nutritional value. Again, taken from wikipedia (for sake of simplicity): "The United Nations has classified it as a super crop for its very high protein content (12%–18%). Unlike wheat or rice (which are low in lysine), quinoa contains a balanced set of essential amino acids for humans, making it an unusually complete foodstuff. This means it takes less quinoa protein to meet one's needs than wheat protein. It is a good source of dietary fiber and phosphorous 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 as a possible crop in NASA's Controlled Ecological Life Support System for long-duration manned spaceflights."
It cooks really fast (email me for some personal recommendations as to how to cook it) and combined with some Bragg's Liquid Amino's makes a quick, tasty, and healthful snack. Eat it Up!

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