You can find a post with more general information about quinoa HERE on our BLOG. Today we want to let you know which ones are best to buy and how to store them properly.
Quinoa is known as a pseudograin. The reason for this is that botanically it belongs to the foxtail family. Conventional types of grain, on the other hand, are sweet grasses. Quinoa is also gluten free .
The pseudo-grain is also one of the ancient grains. Quinoa is very old and was grown in South America several thousand years ago. It was used as a staple food for the Incas and Aztecs at that time.
The quinoa has also found its way to western countries. Today she is with us as Superfood known. The year 2013 was even named the year of quinoa by the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) ( International Year of Quinoa ).
Quinoa is not only grown in South America, but also increasingly in Europe. There are some farms in Germany, but also in Austria and Switzerland, that cultivate the pseudo-grain.
Quinoa – practical tips
So if you buy quinoa, then – if possible – best regional . You can also click here Organic quality respect, think highly of.
So that the important ingredients that are found in heaps in quinoa are not lost so quickly, you should pay attention to a few things. Stores the pseudo-grain in a place protected from light and air.
Quinoa likes it
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If you’re grinding your own quinoa flour, so should you do not store too long . Oils released during grinding can oxidize quickly and become bad. So it would be advisable to keep quinoa products in a lockable container in a cupboard.
Do you also want to know which Salzburg grain mill is suitable for grinding quinoa? Here we have the answer for you >>
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Sokol, Andrea. 2020. The all-use cookbook. My plant-based zero-waste kitchen. Munich: ZS Verlag GmbH.
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