Although you may have only heard about quinoa recently, this ancient grain has been cultivated for over 5,000 years. Its roots stretch way back to the Inca culture where it was known as “the mother of all grains.” Once you learn about its health benefits, you will understand why.
Although it is botanically different from a grain, quinoa is classified by nutritionists as a whole grain because the entire seed is left intact; no parts are refined away as is the case with white rice and pasta. Like other whole grains, quinoa contains fiber, vitamins and minerals that keep you feeling full and satisfied for longer. It is gluten-free and contains valuable nutrients including fatty acids and vitamins B-1, B-2 and B-6 as well as traces of calcium and vitamins B-3 and E. Thanks to these elements as well as its antioxidant content, quinoa can help to lower inflammation, boost metabolism and the immune system and synthesize proteins and other nutrients.
These days, quinoa is almost universally available at major supermarkets at a very reasonable price. It can be prepared quickly and goes well with virtually any dish. Pressure Cooker Quinoa is even easier to make. Just combine 1 cup of quinoa with 1 cup of water and cook at high pressure for 1 minute. Allow the pressure to release naturally, and it’s ready to serve. Could it get any easier than that?
Pressure Cooker Quinoa is light, delicious, gluten-free and great for you. This superfood is often used as a lighter and healthier alternative to white rice, and its mild flavor and subtle texture pair well with virtually any dish. Why not try it today?