January 11, 2021 1 min read

Quinoa, often described as a "super food" or a "super grain," has become popular among the health conscious, with good reason. Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah or ke-NO-ah) is packed with protein, fiber and various vitamins and minerals. It is also gluten-free and is recommended for people who are on a gluten-free diet.

Often used as a substitute for rice, quinoa is commonly considered to be a grain and is usually referred to as such, but it is actually a seed. When cooked, quinoa is soft and fluffy, with a slightly nutty taste. It can also be made into flour, flakes and various foods like pasta and bread, and Super Pop bars :)

All of our Super Pop bars are packed with organic crisp quinoa which gives our bars a yummy crispy crunch! 

 

Quinoa health benefits

A complete protein- Quinoa is most famous for being one of the only plant foods that supplies complete proteins, offering all essential amino acids in a healthy balance

Anti-inflammatory benefits- Quinoa and other whole grains may help decrease the risk of this dangerous inflammation

Gluten free- Because quinoa is naturally gluten-free, this nutritionally dense grain is the perfect pick for gluten-free diets

Lowering cholesterol -Quinoa's good fiber content can aid in lowering cholesterol levels

Heart health- Quinoa seeds possess many of the dietary flavonoids "shown to inversely correlate with mortality from heart disease." 

Digestion- Quinoa is also more easily digestible than many other grains, according to World's Healthiest Foods. 

 



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