We have recently seen the proliferation of natural products that previously only those closest to vegetarianism could consume or simply knew. Beyond any result, it seems a more generalized way of living healthier among people have made ingredients like quinoa see more and more between us.
The question comes to know why it has become a fashionable product and that over time can become more and more necessary, between men and women around the world, especially in those who want to look healthy and healthy. Quinoa is a mystical product for those who move away from the South American Andes but exported in an effervescent way to the rest of the world.
In principle, it must be clear that quinoa is not a cereal but a seed, its chemical composition is similar to that of cereals, but it is not considered as such. Its various uses are those that have given it great value in the world. Quinoa is a kind of export that comes from the Inca tradition that began to cultivate in the supreme heights of Peru, Bolivia and its surroundings for more than 5000 years.
In principle, quinoa was not used strictly for food but also for medicinal implements such as this civilization to cure colds, to eliminate intestinal parasites or to combat insect bites.
However, we can not blame the media of the “quinoa fashion”. In 2013, FAO (the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations) declared that year as the Quinoa international claiming that it will be the one who will end the world’s hunger in the future. The reduction of water and other climatic factors will prohibit its use which indicates that this seed that is cultivated in arid zones and without large amount of water is a first choice.
What differentiates it from other seeds – or cereals – is the great amount of protein and fat that in small proportions can endow to who consumes it. Among the minerals is its potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, iron and zinc content and its B vitamins and vitamin E with antioxidant function.
- It has an ideal for celiac, because it contains no gluten, and diabetics because it has a low glycemic index.
- It is high in fiber, which helps improve digestion and control cholesterol levels.
- It contains more proteins than cereals, so it preserves our muscles while still contributing energy.
- It contains the 8 essential amino acids, so their proteins are more complete than those of other plant foods and
- allow the formation and repair of tissues, as well as the production of enzymes, hormones and neurotransmitters.
It brings a different and delicious taste. In addition you can take cold, in salads, or cooked.
The quinoa is arriving like a friendly friend to a party, to stay and make it necessary in other parties, that is, more and more dishes of our daily life.