A LA CARTE
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🐝 Supplier / Place Of Origin：A LA CARTE / Peru
🔖 Certification： Organic European
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🛍 Product Information (Main) (English)：
Binomial Name：Chenopodium quinoa
Product Description：Quinoa plants are broom-shaped, with plant heights ranging from tens of centimeters to three meters. Both main shoots and lateral branches are seeded and self-pollinating. The seeds are in the shape of round tablets, about 1.5-2mm in diameter, about the same size as millet, lighter than millet, and weighs 1.4g-3g per thousand grains.
Native to the Andes Mountains of South America, it was one of the earliest crops in the region. In colonial times, the Spaniards considered it a low food and banned cultivation. It was not rediscovered by scientists in the mountains until 1980. The main producing areas are Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador in South America.
Variety：There are red quinoa (Taiwanese quinoa) and white quinoa.
Supply Season：There are supply throughout the year.
Storage Method：Avoid placing in high temperature and humid places.
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It has rich and comprehensive nutritional value, contains high-quality protein, a variety of essential amino acids, minerals, cellulose and vitamins that are usually only found in animals, and is easy to digest and absorb. In recent years, it has also been dubbed "nutrition gold" by international nutritionists in recent years.
Gluten-free, it is an ideal substitute food for those allergic to wheat; and has complete protein comparable to milk, eggs, fish, and meat, and is the best source of nutrition for vegetarians (vegan).
There are many ways to eat, including seeds, sprouts, processed foods (noodles, bread, biscuits, beverages) and organic foods, etc. Seeds can be cooked with salads, soups and various meats, and are the most popular organic healthy cereals today.
Cooking Skills：Washed with water, boiled for 15 minutes like rice or oatmeal, or stewed with meat and vegetables. Can be used for baking.
Notes：More than 98% of the world's raw quinoa comes from South America. It was used by NASA as space food for astronauts in the 1980s.
In order to highlight the potential of quinoa in improving food security, reducing poverty and combating climate change, the United Nations officially launched the "International Year of Quinoa 2013" on February 20, 2013. To recognize the ancestral production norms of the Andean peoples. Andean people have managed to preserve quinoa in its natural state by living in harmony with nature, making it food for present and future generations.
Tomato, Bitter Gourd, Quinoa Rib Soup, Quinoa, Beet, Pine Nut Salad with Lemon Juice.
Quinoa is also known as "Indian Crown" and has been planted for more than 5,000 years before J.C.. Used as a grain, although it belongs to the prime plants like spinach and beet, the seeds of quinoa look like small discs, slightly yellow, red or light yellow. Black, depending on the variety. Very suitable for adding to salad.
Put the quinoa in a three -fold volume of water and cook for about 10 minutes.
Suggested Eating Method：
Wash it with water, cook for 15 minutes like rice or oatmeal, or stew with meat and vegetables. Can be used for baking.
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