Preparation, uses, and tips
Combine small amounts of quinoa flour in baked goods. Cook quinoa in orange juice and serve it with honey and toasted pecans as a breakfast cereal. Or, cook it with cubed butternut squash for a hearty winter porridge. Note:
The outer part of quinoa is coated with saponin, a sticky, bitter-tasting substance that
protects it in growing but can cause indigestion. Rinse quinoa well in cool water before
cooking to remove the saponin.
Quinoa is found in cereals and baked goods, crackers, cookies, and breads. It is also
available in whole-grain, flakes, or flour form. Black quinoa, native to Bolivia and thought
to be nutritionally superior, is sometimes available.
Quinoa, 1 cup (160g)
Total Fat: 9.8g
*Excellent source of: Iron (15.7mg), Magnesium (357mg), and Potassium (1258 mg)
*Good source of: Calcium (102mg)
*Foods that are an “excellent source” of a particular
nutrient provide 20% or more of the Recommended Daily Value. Foods that are a “good
source” of a particular nutrient provide between 10 and 20% of the Recommended Daily