Thursday, February 3, 2011
What's this? Quinoa, often underestimated and misunderstood, is a "super food" authentic content in a tiny envelope. This tiny grain adopted by vegetarians and vegans do not resemble the majority of cereals that we know better and who belong to the family of grasses (eg. Oats, rice, rye and wheat). It is a seed from a plant of the family Chenopodiaceae. This green plant that produces flowers and is closer to green leafy vegetables like spinach and chard, is considered a "pseudo-grain" is not really because the grass family.
For thousands of years, quinoa has been cultivated in the Andes of South America and was considered at one time as "the gold of the Incas" and "chisaya mama" (mother of all grains). If you are looking for quinoa in your grocery store, go to the search products in bulk and small yellow or white beans that look like sesame seeds slightly swollen. There are also red varieties, roses, violets and black colors.