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Quinoa

Quinoa (pronounced “keen-wah”) is a small round seed of a spinach-like plant that has been cultivated since Incan times. Highly appreciated for its nutritional values: source of protein (12%) which fills you up for longer, and known as a low GI food, giving you longer lasting energy.

Quinoa’s mild, slightly nutty flavour makes it an alternative to rice or couscous. Toast quinoa briefly prior to cooking to give it an even nuttier flavour. Uncooked seeds may be added to soups or stews, as you would barley or rice. Quinoa MUST be rinsed well in cold water before it is cooked to remove the saponins, a bitter-tasting natural protective coating. Enjoy this super grain for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

How to Cook

Ingredients

Quinoa.

Country of Origin

Product of NZ

Warnings

May contain traces of egg, gluten, milk, peanuts, sesame seeds, soy, sulphites and tree nuts.

Nutritional Information

Serving size: 50g

Average per Serving 100g
Energy (kJ) 770 1540
Protein (g) 7.1 14.1
Fat Total (g) 3.1 6.1
- Saturated (g) 0.4 0.7
Carbohydrates (g) 32.1 64.1
- Sugars (g) 0 0
Dietary Fibre (g) 3.5 7.0
Sodium (mg) 3 5

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