Ancient grain / 'Super Food' Black Quinoa is a natural gluten free seed that is far superior in nutrition when compared to rice or other cereals. While similar in texture to red quinoa, black quinoa has an “earthier” flavour and tends to taste sweeter than white quinoa. Like red quinoa, the black variety also holds up well and maintains its colour once cooked.
Usage: Black Quinoa can be used in the same way as rice and is great in stuffings, pilafs and breakfast cereals. Crunchier than the white version, it can be used as an accompaniment to curries, dals, as a base for salads. It should usually be rinsed or soaked before use. You will know once its cooked when the germ separates from the seed.
Nutritional info (per 100 gms): Calories 377, Total Fat 7.3 g, Total Carbohydrate 59.2 g, Protein 16.7 g, Dietary Fiber 18.8 g, Soidum 64.9 g
Did you know: Black Quinoa was once called “the gold of the Incas” for increasing the stamina of Incan warriors