One of the most nutritious plants in the world is quinoa. It is a complete protein, containing all of the essential amino acids and rich in calcium, magnesium and iron.
Quinoa is simple to cook; just bring the rinsed grain to the boil in twice its volume of water and simmer for 10-15 minutes. It can also be steamed or, best of all, sprouted.
Sprouting seeds, grains and beans releases enzymes, increases the nutrient content and makes digestion easier. The highly digestible quinoa is also available in a drink. Ecomil Organic Quinoa Drink combines the grain with agave syrup and almond oil creating a gluten- and soya-free dairy alternative that’s rich in monounsaturated fatty acids.
Quinova have taken using quinoa one step further and have produced a unique food created by merging quinoa grain with subtle Indonesian flavours through natural fermentation. Quinova comes in a mince or chunks form and can be used to replace meat in recipes.