Did You Know? A Quick Look At Quinoa

Aug 31, 2016 by Earth Shift

Quinoa comes in many colors- and we have all 3 in one bag! Our tricolor quinoa is a perfect replacement for rice, and tastes great in any recipe that calls for grain. It takes only a little while to cook, and fluffs up beautifully when it's ready to plate.

Check out a few of the many benefits below:

- Gluten free

- Grown in mineral-rich soil & full of nutrients

- Pesticides are not required for quinoa crops because the seeds naturally deter pests

- Easy to cook in under 20 minutes

- Very high in protein and fiber

Fun Facts:

- While no single food can supply all the essential life sustaining nutrients, quinoa comes as close as any other in the plant or animal kingdom.

- One serving of quinoa fills 48 percent of our daily magnesium needs.

- It is a relative of leafy green vegetables like spinach and swiss chard.

- Quinoa is high in Riboflavin (B2), which improves energy metabolism within brain and muscle cells and is known to help create proper energy production in cells.

grab some quinoa!

Here are a few tasty quinoa recipes & we’ve added in a juicy kombucha “mocktail” just for fun…

Quinoa Bread
Sweet Breakfast Quinoa
Kombucha Mocktail