Quinoa – The Super Food

ecause the Spanish Conquistadors consciously destroyed the fields of the native South Americans who ate it as a staple, quinoa’s penetration into the western food consciousness has never been very deep — it’s stayed firmly as a health-store item, found in a scattered collection of cookbooks but nowhere near as ubiquitous as rice, couscous, or any other popular grain or cereal. But there’s a reason the Incas called in the ‘Mother Grain’ and grew it in the mountains for decades, and not for nothing has the UN’s famous FAO organization compared quinoa’s nutritional benefits to whole milk. As its amazing characteristics and enjoyable taste have been gaining wider acceptance, quinoa’s profile has been steadily on the rise — much to our benefit.
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