QuinoaQuinoa was first cultivated in South America over eight thousand years ago. It was a staple for natives of the Andes region for thousands of years. The ancient Incas referred to quinoa as “the mother grain” because it was the major protein source for their vast, powerful empire. Quinoa was so valued that the emperor would sow the first seeds of the year with a golden spade.
Gretchen’s Grains Quinoa boasts the highest nutrition profile of all grains. It has 4 grams of fiber per serving which is 16% of the FDA’s recommended daily amount. Fiber is filling and aids in digestion but is just the beginning of the amazing nutritional value of quinoa. As a whole grain, it contains vitamins, minerals and a unique set of phytochemicals. It also contains all 9 amino acids which makes it a complete protein. Recent scientific research has discovered that it is the combined effects of all these components that may reduce the risk of certain chronic diseases like heart disease and certain cancers. Quinoa is one little grain offering huge health benefits.
Gretchen’s Grains Quinoa has a fluffy consistency and delicate, slightly nutty flavor that paves the way for its use in virtually any meal. We put it in soups, salads, scrambled eggs, pancakes, wraps, meatballs, cookies, breads and burritos. We also simply eat a big bowl of it with a dash of any favorite sauce. Substitute half of your low fat hamburger with Gretchen’s Grains Quinoa and boost nutrition while lowering fat without sacrificing taste. Plain quinoa with any salad dressing you have in the fridge and a single vegetable is surprisingly delicious, quick and healthy. Gretchen’s Grains Quinoa is delicious as a meal, but functions as the quickest, most nutritious ingredient in your kitchen. Check out our serving ideas and send us yours!
Gretchen’s Grains Quinoa is delicious as a meal, but functions as the quickest, most nutritious ingredient in your kitchen.