Quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) has been on the healthy eating radar for a while now, and this versatile seed definitely deserves it’s reputation as a nutritional powerhouse.
100 grams of cooked quinoa provides:
- 4 grams of protein, important for muscle growth and recovery. It’s also a complete protein, which is rare to find in plant sources.
- 3 grams of fibre, needed for healthy digestion and keeping your heart happy
- 502 kJ / 120 calories, with a low GI rating to keep you feeling full for longer
Quinoa also provides a decent dose of iron, magnesium, zinc, and folate, all of which are essential for your body to perform at it’s best.
Give your diet a healthy boost by having quinoa with your next meal.
Try mixing cold with spinach and a tin of tuna for a quick and easy lunch salad, or replacing half of your rice with quinoa when making stir fries, curries, or similar dishes!
How do you like your quinoa? Let us know in the comments below!