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Organic Quinoa Flakes 375g
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Quinoa is a grain crop that is grown for its edible seeds. It technically isn’t a cereal grain, but a pseudo-cereal. In other words, it’s basically a seed, which is prepared and eaten similarly to a grain. Quinoa was an important crop for the Inca Empire. They referred to it as the “mother of all grains”. It has been eaten for thousands of years in South America and only recently became a trendy food, even reaching superfood status.

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Health Benefit of Quinoa : 

1- Quinoa contains large amounts of flavonoids, including quercetin and kaempferol. These are potent antioxidants with numerous health benefit.(2) 

2- Quinoa is much higher in fiber than most grains. One study found 17-27 grams of fiber per cup (185 grams). Most of the fiber is insoluble, but one cup of quinoa still contains 2.5 grams of insoluble fiber.(3)

3- Quinoa is naturally gluten-free. Using it instead of typical gluten-free ingredients can increase the antioxidants and nutrient value of your diet when you’re avoiding gluten.(4,5) 

4- Quinoa is high in protein compared to most plant foods. It also contains all the essential amino acids that you need, making it an excellent protein source for vegetarians and vegan.(6)

5- The glycemic index of quinoa is around 53, which is considered low. However, it’s still relatively high in carbs.(7)

6- Quinoa is very high in minerals, especially magnesium, potassium, zinc and iron. particularly magnesium, with one cup (185 grams) providing about 30% of the RDA.(8)

7- Quinoa is high in fiber, protein and has a low glycemic index. These properties have all been linked to weight loss and improved health.(9,10)

 

Reference: 

  1.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19878856  
  2.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18537130  
  3.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10721886
  4.  https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814609009212 
  5.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19519750 
  6.  http://www.fao.org/quinoa-2013/what-is-quinoa/nutritional-value/en/ 
  7.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10049982
  8. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1365-2621.1997.tb04421.x  
  9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18448177 
  10.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15797686/ 
  11.  https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/11-proven-benefits-of-quinoa#section12 
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