The Alter Eco Organic Royal Rainbow Quinoa mixes together 3 types of high quality wholesome quinoa seeds: Crunchy Black, Fluffy White and Nutty Red. This goosefoot (Chenopodium) is a nutritious grain crop grown in the Bolivian Altiplano’s soils that are mineral and humus rich. The Royal quinoa is approved for breakfast, lunch and dinner meals if you decide to add it to salads, side dishes, tacos, cheese patties etc.
Quinoa is the queen of grain foods, mostly because of its high amino acid content, high protein balance and the miss of gluten, so in that reference it’s perfect for people who are gluten allergic.
These small seeds contain all the 8 essential amino acids that our bodies require, as well as carbohydrates, good fat/lipids, some minerals, vitamins, iron, calcium and magnesium. Some quinoa sorts even contain more than 20% of pure protein. These beneficial grains are also a great source of starch and plant fibers. Just for the protocol – a cup of dried quinoa contains only 318 calories.
How to cook Quinoa:
Before usage the cereal needs to be washed carefully under running water. Then you can boil it just like you normally do with rice and when the water begins to boil, just leave the quinoa to cook at low fire for 15-20 minutes. When you cook it, quinoa usually enlarges its sizes 4 times, as the seed becomes almost transparent in the middle and forms a small circle around. All the recipes with couscous, rice or grits, can be prepared with quinoa. It can also be consumed as a cereal germ, you only need to soak the seeds in water for about 12 hours.