Perhaps you have not heard about quinoa, since it is a plant that was known for a long time only in parts of South America, however, after the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) declared 2013 as the "International Year of Quinoa", this food was put in the eyes of the world. It can be used in salads, soups or as a cereal. You can even make burgers or quinoa croquettes, which is why many vegetarian people love it.
Somehow, this super food, which for years was known only by health advocates, is now popular among people of all ages who consume it in coffee shops and famous restaurants.
Although its taste or trends are not sufficient justification, quinoa has some very powerful health benefits. Its flavor is excellent, it has a high protein content and is currently part of another great food trend: gluten-free food. Here are 7 reasons why peruvian quinoa is the new super food:
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The Incas referred to quinoa as the "mother seed" and considered it sacred. They grew quinoa in South America at the high altitude of the Andes and for 5,000 years it was their staple food. However, quinoa still remains a very popular and nutritious ingredient in the dishes of peruvian families.
Article from: Casa Verde Gourmet
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