by Jan Denecke
Ancient food: Quinoa salad
Quinoa is the king of seeds and thanks to its health benefits trophied as superfood. It wouldn’t be a superfood if it wasn’t for its delicious variety. It is perfect for salads, a suitable substitute for rice or potatoes, and a beautiful addition in cereals. Let’s explore the SUPER in quinoa.
Quinoa contains healthy fats such as omega 3, is a good source of fibre, and is high in anti-oxidants; all qualities that contribute to a healthier heart.
Our entire body depends on proteins. They provide important building blocks for our skin, organs, muscles, blood, neurotransmitters and more. These building blocks, 9 essential amino acids, can be found in protein rich foods such as meat, cheese, nuts, legumes, grains, eggs, seafood, soy, AND quinoa. Unlike a lot of non-animal based proteins quinoa contains all 9 essential amino acids. That is why quinoa is a good source for delicious vegetarian dishes.