Quinoa has ancient origins. Grown for more than 3-4 thousand years, the ancient Incas and Aztecs called quinoa the “mother grain” and revered it as sacred. Quinoa originated in South America and today it is cultivated in many parts of the world due to the increase in popularity. It has been cultivated in Armenia since the 8th century. Quinoa grains range in color: white, red or black.
Quinoa is considered to be one of the healthiest foods in the world. Quinoa is an edible seed, which contains vitamins A, C, B2 and E and is very rich in cellulose, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and iron. Quinoa is gaining more attention throughout the world today and many people already use it in their day-to-day by substituting it for other grains in recipes and creating colorful yet simple dishes. Quinoa may be introduced to an infant’s diet from 8-10 months of age, as it contains protein and amino acids which are important for a baby’s organism.
By adding quinoat to your dishes you can saturate your body with a daily requirement of a number of elements և minerals. It is easy and fast to prepare (like rice). Can be used in salads, soups, as well as in all dishes, replacing rice, bulgur, buckwheat, as its high protein content can replace meat.
- Quinoa seeds improv digestion, metabolism, fight against excess weight. Quinoa contains all the amino acids that our body needs, including antioxidants, anti-inflammatory nutrients, and additional protein.
- Quinoa seeds lower cholesterol levels. Quinoa contains dietary fiber (a type of complex carbohydrate) that first lowers cholesterol and helps control blood sugar, which in turn leads to a greater feeling of satiety, thereby promoting weight loss.
- Quinoa seeds help lower blood pressure, prevent heart disease and stroke. Quinoa contains polyunsaturated և monounsaturated fats.
- Quinoa seeds stimulate the formation of brain cells. Quinoa contains a very high concentration of lysine, which is a powerful amino acid that stimulates cell growth. They include lithium, which is an effective way to fight depression, blood and digestive disorders.
Nutritional value per 100 g
|Red Quinoa||Black Quinoa||
|Fat||5,6 g||6,6 g||8,5 g||3,6 g|
|Proteins||13,3 g||13,3 g||17,1 g||8,1 g|
|Calories||44 mg||44 mg||57 mg||31,5 mg|
|Carbohydrates||66,6 g||64,4 g||82 g||39,4 g|
|356 cal||378 cal||378 cal||378 cal|