There has been a lot of buzz around Quinoa (which by the way is pronounced ‘keen-wah’).
I recently discovered it a local salad shop when the woman ahead of me ordered the weird sounding, odd looking grain for her salad. Curiously, I asked for it as well and brought it back to the office for lunch. Apparently it was a popular choice among my colleagues because they all had something great to say about the super grain ranging from, “It’s super healthy!” to “It’s actually really tasty” to “It’s probably the most versatile food on the planet”.
As I’m a bit of a google-aholic, a search quickly followed. I was astounded at just how healthy it is. It’s packed full of protein, amino acids, nutrients, fibre, phytonutrients and antioxidents. It is great for migraines, high blood pressure, cancer prevention, lowers risk of type 2 diabetes, it’s gluten free and the list goes on. It has everything a whole grain has and then goes beyond that. Dr. Oz even has it on his anti cancer shopping list.
So Why Don’t More People Know About Quinoa?
It is my assumption that people don’t know about quinoa because it’s just too new. It is only just beginning to be introduced into modern society and hasn’t mainstreamed into all grocery stores and cookbooks yet. It’s one of those ancient super foods that has actually been around for ages, but somewhere along the way lost its credibility and is now being rediscovered and reintroduced to the masses. It will take time for society to fully accept it, but what I intend to do here is help speed that process along.
I am basing this website around the gradual integration of quinoa into every day life.