Quinoa is a grain with edible seeds that is well known for its high protein content. Compared to other grains, quinoa has more protein, antioxidants, minerals and fiber. Quinoa provides more amino acids, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, and phytonutrients than most other grains! Though not technically a grain, quinoa can substitute for nearly any grain in cooking. Complete plant proteins include: soybeans, amaranth, buckwheat, spirulina, and hemp & chia seeds. Grains that have been pulverized into flour, whether “whole” or not, have a significantly expanded starchy surface area available to digestive enzymes, and cause blood sugar levels to spike dramatically. Garnish with mint if you like.
That’s a lot of healthy, ultra-filling fiber. Hulled barley will take more time to cook than pearled barley, about 50 to 60 minutes. ‘The quinoa has been called a pseudo-cereal for botanical reasons but also because of its unusual composition and exceptional