Are you a fan of quinoa?
I certainly am!
More and more people are falling in love with this exotic, ancient grain for good reason:
gluten-free and easy to digest, quinoa is considered a nutritional superfood.
This valuable source of dietary fiber, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium and iron has been
valued as a significant nutrient source for centuries and was important to the diet of
pre-Columbian Andean civilizations.
Most importantly, quinoa is a plant-based source of complete protein.
In fact, it’s protein content per 100 calories is higher than brown rice, potatoes, barley
and millet, although less than wild rice and oats.
The Importance of Soaking Quinoa
Quinoa may be germinated in its raw form to boost its nutritional value but it is very
important to rinse the grains thoroughly first to remove any saponin that may be present.
Germination activates quinoa’s natural enzymes and multiplies its vitamin content.
Merely soaking quinoa for 2–4 hours in a bowl of clean water is enough to make it sprout
and release gases.
This process also softens the seeds, making them suitable for adding to salads and other
How to Make a Quinbritto
From curried quinoa pilaf to quinoa salads to quinoa burgers and more, I have enjoyed a variety
of delicious quinoa dishes.
But have you ever had the pleasure of making and eating a “Quinbritto”–a hearty quinoa burrito?
This easy to follow recipe below will have you devouring one in no time at all!