Quinoa is an excellent source of protein and slow-releasing carbohydrate. It is a small grain and looks like millet.
Quinoa is cooked in the same way as rice and tastes very similar to rice.
It is an important addition to a vegetarian diet because it is very high in protein for a grain. Quinoa is an excellent choice as part of a weight loss diet. It’s slow-releasing carbohydrates help to maintain blood sugar levels.
Quinoa can be added as a thickener to soups or eaten as part of a salad like couscous.
Calories in Quinoa:
2oz/50g = 200 calories
1 cup uncooked = 637 calories