This Rainbow Quinoa Salad is as beautiful as it is tasty. Its simple to make and easy to adapt to what you have in your fridge #zerowasterecipes But is there a nutritional difference to the different colours?
Some chefs claim that the colours are pretty interchangeable despite slight flavor differences, while others are sure that black quinoa takes longer to cook,
has the strongest nutty flavor, and is more coarse and crunchy. Quinoa has had its time in the limelight over the last few years and with due reasoning, Not only is it a nutritional powerhouse, but this grain is seriously versatile. From pizza to oatmeal, quinoa can replace or enhance your favorite dishes while giving you the extra bump of fiber and protein your body craves!
Quinoa is rich in calcium, magnesium, and manganese and actually has twice the protein of rice or barley. For the health nuts, quinoa contains all nine essential amino acids. Because it’s a complete protein, quinoa is great for filling you up. It’s also a nice choice for vegetarians and vegans, who tend to fall behind in the protein department. WINNING! Quinoa is high in anti-inflammatory phytonutrients, which make it potentially beneficial for human health in the prevention and treatment of disease. Quinoa contains small amounts of the heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids and, in comparison to common cereals, has a higher content of monounsaturated fat.
So next time you’re in store add any colour of quinoa to your basket.