Quinoa seeds (Chenopodium quinoa)


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Quinoa Seeds

Quinoa is a highly nutritious seed packed with protein, fibre, magnesium, phosphorus even omega 3 and 6. One of the most recommended superfoods for vegans and vegetarians. Suitable for coeliacs and diabetics.

Ingredients: 100% Quinoa Seeds (Chenopodium quinoa).

Nutritional declaration (per 100g):

Energy: 1465,38kJ/ 350kcal

Lipids: 5.6 g

of which saturated: 0.7 g

Carbohydrates: 57 g

of which sugars: 5 g

Fibres: 7.8 g

Proteins: 14 g

Salt: 0 g

*May contain traces of nuts, peanuts, sesame, gluten, and sulfites.

How to make:

  • Boil in a ratio of 3 measures of water to 1 of quinoa. It can be mixed with vegetables or plain;
  • Adjust the quantity of quinoa to the size of the pot. If the pan is too small the quinoa is likely to be mushy and overcooked;
  • You should use a thick-bottomed pan with a lid;
  • Quinoa should always be washed before use. Even the already processed varieties should always be rinsed to remove any trace of saponin;
  • Rinse the seeds in running water through a strainer;
  • Place the quinoa and the water or broth in the pan and bring to a boil;
  • Cover the pan and reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes;
  • The quinoa is ready when the grains are translucent and all the liquid has been absorbed;
  • Release the grains with the help of a fork and remove them from the heat. Cover with the lid for another 5 to 10 minutes.

Uses: Can be eaten cooked in soups, raw in cold salads, or mixed into yogurts and pancakes.

Recommended quantity: (minimum) 2 tablespoons Quinoa Seeds per day.


Quinoa is a type of edible seed named by the Incas as “the mother of all grains”. According to historical records, it began to be cultivated over 5000 years ago as cattle feed. However, it quickly entered the human diet. In addition to its white colour, you can find black or red Quinoa seeds. Due to its protein potential, Quinoa is one of the most effective foods for post-workout muscle regeneration. In just 100gr of Quinoa, you will obtain 14gr of protein, the equivalent of 2 glasses of whole milk. In addition to contributing to muscle and bone health, Quinoa is a real asset for reinforcing defences and improving intestinal flora.

Store in a cool, dry place away from light.

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