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Nutritional Jackpot: Quinoa

Nutritional Jackpot: Quinoa

If you’ve never tried quinoa (pronounced “keen-wah”), you should probably re-think your next dinner. Quinoa is a crop much like a grain, though it is not a true cereal grain. It is a small seed, and is often cooked in the same fashion as rice. It appears most like couscous, and its germ exits the seed as it cooks – you will see a small ring around the seed. The beauty of this food is not only its versatility, but also its nutritional content. Rinse it, cook it, then toss it into salads, use it as a base for a stirfry, or as a side dish to any main. Because of its high protein content (and the fact that it is a “complete protein”),...

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