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Quinoa

Quinoa, a species of goosefoot (Chenopodium), is a grain-like crop grown primarily for its edible seeds. It is a pseudocereal rather than a true cereal, or grain, as it is not a grass. As a chenopod, quinoa is closely related to species such as beets, spinach and tumbleweeds. Its leaves are also eaten as a leaf vegetable, much like amaranth, but the commercial availability of quinoa greens is currently limited. Quinoa was of great nutritional importance in pre-Columbian Andean civilisations, being secondary only to the potato, and was followed in importance by maize. In contemporary times, this crop has become highly appreciated for its nutritional value, as its protein content is very high (12%-18%), making it a healthy choice for vegetarians and vegans. Unlike wheat or rice (which are low in lysine), quinoa contains a balanced set of essential amino acids for humans, making it an unusually complete protein source. It is a good source of dietary fibre and phosphorus and is high in magnesium and iron. Quinoa is gluten-free and considered easy to digest. Because of all these characteristics, quinoa is being considered a possible crop in NASA's Controlled Ecological Life Support System for long-duration manned spaceflights. Quinoa has a light, fluffy texture when cooked, and its mild, slightly nutty flavour makes it an alternative to white rice or couscous. The first step in preparing quinoa is to remove the saponins, a process that requires soaking the grain in water for a few hours, then changing the water and resoaking, or rinsing it in ample running water either in a fine strainer or in cheesecloth. Removal of the saponin helps with digestion; the soapy nature of the compound makes it act as a laxative. A common cooking method is to treat quinoa much like rice, bringing two cups of water to a boil with one cup of grain, covering at a low simmer and cooking for 14-18 minutes or until the germ separates from the seed. The cooked germ looks like a tiny curl and should have a slight bite to it (like al dente pasta).

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Quinoa Flakes 15kg Quinoa Flakes 15kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
22496
85.40
0.00
Quinoa Flakes 1kg Quinoa Flakes 1kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
48107
8.12
0.00
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Quinoa 25kg Quinoa 25kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
01375
95.00
0.00
Quinoa 5kg Quinoa 5kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
13907
24.70
0.00
Quinoa 3kg Quinoa 3kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
30926
14.55
0.00
Quinoa 1kg Quinoa 1kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
18867
5.32
0.00
Quinoa Red 1kg Quinoa Red 1kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
66773
6.44
0.00
Red Quinoa 25kg Red Quinoa 25kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
41368
115.00
0.00
Red Quinoa 3kg Red Quinoa 3kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
66774
18.63
0.00
UK Grown Quinoa 25kg UK Grown Quinoa 25kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
75125
92.80
0.00
UK Grown Quinoa 5kg UK Grown Quinoa 5kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
75126
24.13
0.00
UK Grown Quinoa 1kg UK Grown Quinoa 1kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
75127
5.20
0.00
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Quinoa 6x500g Quinoa 6x500g vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
08768
15.26
0.00
Quinoa Flakes 6x500g Quinoa Flakes 6x500g vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
22556
21.54
0.00
Red Quinoa 6x500g Red Quinoa 6x500g vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
41038
14.89
0.00
UK Grown Quinoa 6x500g UK Grown Quinoa 6x500g vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
92351
13.66
0.00
UK Grown Quinoa 6x500g UK Grown Quinoa 6x500g vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
79702
12.07
0.00

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