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Quinoa is a light and crunchy whole grain that is extremely popular with health-conscious Californians. Sometimes referred to as the “supergrain of the future,” quinoa is one of the most protein-rich foods in the world. It contains almost twice the fiber content as other grains, which can be helpful in lowering blood pressure, fighting cholesterol, and preventing heart disease.
A good source of iron, lysine, and magnesium, quinoa can help your body to maintain red blood cells and to ensure that your bodily systems are receiving a healthy supply of oxygen.
Cooking quinoa is not as hard as it may seem – it’s cooked pretty much like rice. Before cooking, it is recommended to rinse it with water and then cook one part quinoa with two parts water. Bring it to boil and then cook over medium heat, until all the water is absorbed. Once it is cooked, quinoa can be combined with fruit and vegetables of your choice.