Organic Black Quinoa – Quinoa is regarded as a superfood because of its rich nutritional profile. Like other flowering plants in the amaranth family, black quinoa is very nutritious and provides similar benefits as other types of quinoa. It is regarded as a complete plant-based protein, and is a source of all essential amino acids required by the body to function properly. It is high in fibre and is gluten-free, making it a perfect choice for people with gluten intolerance. Organic black quinoa also contains important vitamins and minerals, as well as antioxidants that are important to human health and well-being.
Black quinoa has a crunchier texture with a strong flavour compared to white quinoa. It cooks quickly even though it has a slightly higher fibre content. The unique black colour is due to the presence of anthocyanins that prevent UV damage and oxidation of the plant. Anthocyanins are also said to protect the body against free radicals, chronic diseases, heart diseases, cancer, diabetes etc.
This seed is native to the Andean region, where it has been a staple food source for millions of years.
Boost your meals by using this pantry-staple in:
- Stir frys
- Curry dishes
- And more!
Miski Organics proudly sources from local, small-scale Peruvian farmers. In turn, this drives their ability to move into economic self-sufficiency, while preventing unsustainable agriculture practices. Read more here.