Benefits of Quinoa: The Super grain of the Future.
Genus: Chenopodium Species: C. quinoa
Quinoa, a species of goosefoot, is a grain crop grown primarily for its edible seeds. It is a pseudocereal rather than a true cereal not a member of the true grass family. It has been recognised by the United Nations as a supercrop for its health benefits.There are two types: red and creamy white. Both types are slightly bitter when cooked and open up to release little white curls (like a tail) as they soften.
- A complete protein and fantastic wheat-free alternative, the demand for quinoa has risen sharply in recent years.
- Whole grains like quinoa provide essential vitamins, minerals and fiber, which help to regulate the digestive system
- Quinoa contains almost twice as much fiber as most other grains. Fiber is most widely known to relieve constipation. It also helps to prevent heart disease by reducing high blood pressure and diabetes.Fiber lowers cholesterol and glucose levels, may lower your risk of developing hemorrhoids, and may help you to lose weight.
- Quinoa is naturally gluten-free and contains iron, B-vitamins, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, vitamin E.
- Quinoa contains Iron.There are many benefits of iron some more of which include neurotransmitter synthesis, regulation of body temperature, aids enzyme activity and energy metabolism.Iron helps keep our red blood cells healthy and is the basis of hemoglobin formation.
- Quinoa also happens to be very high in antioxidants.Antioxidants are substances that neutralize free radicals and are believed to help fight ageing and many diseases.
- Quinoa is naturally gluten-free and contains B-vitamins, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, vitamin E