Quinoa is one of the most recent food miracles discovered by our society. Cataloged since 1996 by the FAO (United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization) as one of the most promising crops for humanity, this super food is full of benefits that we must know as soon as possible to incorporate it into our daily diet.
But let´s start from the beginning. Quinoa is a seed that grows in the Latin American Andes, rich in vitamins and minerals. It is not genetically modified, has no gluten and is usually grown organically. It´s called “pseudo cereal” because despite of being a seed it can be eaten as a cereal, containing about 16gr of protein per 100gr of unsaturated fats. It tastes delicious, is perfectly adaptable to sweet and savory combinations, and offers numerous health benefits.
Among the properties of Quinoa we can mention: it has a high level of protein (about 23%); It contains minerals (calcium, magnesium and iron), vitamins (C, E, B1, B2 and niacin) and phosphorus; It is also rich in amino acids and an important source of soluble and insoluble fiber; and finally it has a very low glycemic index.
For all described, Quinoa brings numerous health benefits, among which we highlight: it allows a healthy diet due to its high fiber content, its high protein content and low glycemic index; It helps control cholesterol levels and prevent cardiovascular problems due to its high fiber and unsaturated lipids; It is an invaluable source of energy for its content of minerals, complex carbohydrates and proteins, being very valuable for athletes; it is an antioxidant, since its composition of flavonoids helps refine and improve the body; It is recommended for celiac people and in gluten-free diets perform because it doesn´t naturally contains gluten; It helps to fight sagging skin due to its high content of protein and vitamins; also it helps reduce blood pressure and migraines due to its high content of magnesium, a mineral that helps relax the walls of blood vessels; and it can also help improve the stress when taken as a tea.
As we can see, all are advantages and benefits when we talk about Quinoa, being an interesting food to be incorporated into the daily diet to improve our health and quality of life.
From Valtrum we invite you to try to discover its qualities. Everything that can be beneficial to our lives should be tested, and Quinoa is one of those wonders that nature gives us. Let´s take advantage of it!