Quinoa is rich in nutrients like b vitamins, protein, calcium, fiber, iron, zinc, magnesium, copper, potassium, phosphorus, folate, manganese, and amino acids among other nutrients.
There are three types of quinoa:
Black, red, and white. Each type has its own distinct flavor and texture.
Higher in fiber content, black quinoa has a sweeter flavor and crunchier in texture than red and white quinoa. It’s ideal for desserts and salads which require a sweeter flavor.
Crunchier than white quinoa and less crunchy than black quinoa, red quinoa is the middle grain used for almost anything. It holds it’s shape better than white quinoa, providing a slightly earthy balance for salads and savory cakes.
Quinoa Stuffing with Butternut Squash, Cranberries, and Pistachios retrieved from Gimmie Some Oven
Quinoa Potato Cakes with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce retrieved from Vogue Vegetarian
Having the softest texture of the bunch, white quinoa is often used in soups, cakes, and summer salads. The flavor is not as strong, causing added ingredients to stand out. It is important to not overpower white quinoa with too much lemon or tart flavoring.
White Bean, Quinoa And Kale Stew with Fennel retrieved from Taste Space
Include Quinoa in Your Diet!