Red Quinoa, as the name suggests, is a red grain full of protein and amino acids, unlike wheat and rice. it's known to be rich in lysine, aiding healthy tissue growth within the body. Despite typically being prepared like rice, red quinoa is used as a baking grain and addition to salads. Hence, its abundant uses make it particularly popular with health enthusiasts.
Red quinoa (which takes on a brownish hue when cooked) contains a richer taste, slightly chewier and heartier texture, and somewhat nuttier flavor compared to white quinoa. It’s often the quinoa of choice for cold salads as it holds its shape better during cooking.
Red quinoa is higher in antioxidants than many other types of quinoa. It’s also high in fiber, may protect against cardiovascular disease, and can improve the nutrient quality of a gluten-free diet.
Quinoa isn't a grain, it's a pseudo-cereal, i.e. it doesn't come under the category of grain. Quinoa plant comes under the category of the amaranth family (rajgira). Amaranth comes under the falahar category and thus is eaten during vrat/upvas, similarly Quinoa can also be eaten during vrat/upvas.
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Salads are not known to be filling or full of protein, especially fruit ones. If you think of canned varieties, they usually contain some gloomy fruits in sugar syrup.
For starters, it is made with quinoa, a superfood grain that incredibly satisfies and contains all the essential amino acids.
Combined with a sweet mixture of berries Fruits, honey this is an incredibly filling salad that works just as well as a side salad as it does a veggie main.. You will never see fruit salad again!
In a small bowl, mix honey and lime juice thoroughly and then set aside. This combo is very tasty to add to the fruit.
Add cooked quinoa and fruits mix it well. Then take the honey and lime mixture and drizzle over the fruit and quinoa, mixing well. Quinoa Fruit Salad is ready! With one bite of fruit and quinoa in each bite, this will become your new favorite salad.
1 cup quinoa
1 cup of each: blueberries, chopped strawberries, mango, and honeydew (Take Fruits as per your choice )
¼ cup raw honey syrup
Juice of 1 lime
Cook quinoa according to package.
In a small mixing bowl, whisk the honey and lime until well combined and set aside.
In a large bowl add cooked quinoa, fruits, and mix until well incorporated.
Add honey-lime mixture and drizzle, stirring until evenly mixed.
Serve and enjoy!
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What are the health benefits of Red Quinoa?
It helps regulate blood glucose levels. Lysine found in red quinoa helps with tissue repair and growth.
Keeps you full and more satisfied than polished rice. High protein and fiber content in red quinoa delays gastric emptying.
A rich source of protein for vegans and vegetarians who don't consume meat.
It provides us with 10% daily value of iron, it's low in fat and contains only healthy unsaturated fat that helps to stay cholesterol levels low and helps maintain heart health.
It is Gluten-free, hence it's suitable for those that cannot eat gluten-rich foods and who avoid dairy products.
Has a high manganese content that helps regulate blood sugar levels and maintain strong and healthy bones.
Easy to digest and may make an honest diet for diabetics too for it contains a low glycemic index.