What is Quinoa?
Quinoa (keen-WAH) has been the main dietary staple of the Andean cultures of South America for thousands of years. The most well-known of these cultures, the Inca, considered quinoa a sacred seed to be revered by the people and protected by the emperor.
The quinoa is also called “chisaya mama” which means, mother of all grains. It has been hailed as a superfood, revered for its nutritional value as it is full of trace minerals and vitamins.
Why is it good?
There are many benefits in consuming quinoa, here are some of them:
Quinoa is one of the few plant sources that provides complete proteins. It contains all the nine essential amino acids which are crucial for tissue growth, repair, regulate immune function and synthesis of hormones in the body.
High in dietary fibre and low in Glycemic Index (GI), helps lower cholesterol, supports diabetes and weight management. Quinoa contains significantly higher fibre content than most grains. It contains both soluble and insoluble fibre, which helps to regulate the digestive system and promote the feeling of fullness. In addition, it has a low GI of 53 which qualifies it to be a favourable food source for diabetics and people who are working towards weight loss.
The glycemic index (or GI) is a ranking of carbohydrates on a scale from 0 to 100 according to the extent to which they raise blood sugar (glucose) levels after eating. Foods with a high GI are those which are rapidly digested, absorbed and metabolised and result in marked fluctuations in blood sugar (glucose) levels. Low GI carbohydrates – the ones that produce smaller fluctuations in your blood glucose and insulin levels – is one of the secrets to long-term health, reducing your risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. It is also one of the keys to maintaining weight loss. (http://www.glycemicindex.com/about.php)
Quinoa is rich in manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, folate, B vitamins and other significant minerals and antioxidants. These are the essential nutrients needed by the body for growth, maintenance and to function properly.
Gluten free, an ideal food source for people who are gluten intolerance.
What makes GardenScent WFN Quinoa Powder Unique?
Our Quinoa Powder is derived from 100% non-GMO premium quinoa seeds. It uses a USDA-patented food technology process to extract all the nutritional benefits of the seeds without the use of any chemicals or enzymes. This process improves the bioavailability of the quinoa powder, making it easily digestible for maximum nutrient absorption.
Our quinoa powder is highly soluble, creamy, with a smooth mouth-feel. It is an excellent nutritional beverage for all ages, especially for babies above 6 months old, vegans, vegetarians, elderly, people who are lactose-intolerant or with swallowing issues.
Convenient, no cooking required. Simply add to hot or cold drink.
100% Organic Quinoa Seeds
Store in a cool, dry place. For extended shelf life, keep in refrigerator once opened.
Suggestion of Use:
Mix 1 to 2 tablespoons of quinoa powder to 1 cup of water or add to any of your favourite beverages. Can be served hot or cold.