It’s hard to believe just how much goodness quinoa contains! A member of the herbaceous plant family (no, it’s not a grain), quinoa is naturally gluten-free and makes the perfect addition to any vegetarian or vegan diet. Here’s why.
Quinoa is good for you!
Quinoa has become highly popular, not just for its unique, subtle and slightly nutty flavour, but also for its many health benefits. Apart from being gluten-free and an excellent source of protein, quinoa is ideal for anyone wishing to up their iron intake, since it contains non-heme iron that is especially well-absorbed when combined with vitamin C. So eating a bit of orange, kiwi or pomegranate will make your quinoa even better for you!
Finally (and just in case you’re not yet totally convinced!) quinoa is high in fibre, making it good for the whole family in terms of preventing cardiovascular disease and regulating digestion. In other words, quinoa has everything going for it, whether you prefer it hot or cold!