The Superfood Grocer Organic Quinoa Incan Seeds
Pronounced as “keen-wah”, this protein-rich Incan superfood has been called one of the super grains of the future. It has a light fluffy texture and mild earthy taste. It has high levels of protein, iron, potassium and B vitamins. Quinoa is also gluten free, which makes it safe for those with allergies to gluten. Several studies have found that consuming the seed on a regular basis may help to lower blood pressure levels in those with hypertension. The studies credited the presence of quercetin derivatives in the grain as well as it’s natural low glycemic index for its positive effects on blood glucose and the cardiovascular system. Quinoa makes a great nutrient rich alternative to rice or addition to salads.