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Gluten-Free - and So Much More!

05/16/2016

Gluten-Free - and So Much More!

Quinoa has become one the most popular grains in recent years, and why not? It’s healthy, nutritious and versatile. And, with so many consumers described as gluten-allergic or gluten-intolerant, it’s the perfect alternative.

Quinoa originated in the Andean region of Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Colombia, and is a grain crop that is grown for its edible seeds. And its popularity is growing. 

See what this wonder grain has to offer: 

  • Gluten-free (high digestibility)
  • High in protein (protein content per 100 calories is higher than brown rice, potatoes, barley and millet)
  • Good source of dietary fiber (one of the key macronutrients needed for health blood sugar regulation)
  • Valuable source of health-supportive / heart-healthy fats
  • Has a higher concentration of anti-inflammatory flavonoids than many fruits and vegetables
  • Low-allergy potential
  • High in antioxidants
  • Rich in minerals, B-vitamins and vitamin E
  • Quinoa seeds contain all nine amino acids that are essential for optimizing metabolism
  • A good source of calcium (useful for vegans as well as those who are lactose intolerant)
  • Good source of RDA nutrients like folate, zinc, phosphorus, and magnesium
  • High in potassium, which helps control blood pressure
  • Maintains its nutrient benefits when cooked

Rema Foods offers Quinoa in convenient 2/5# resealable bags. Click here for more information and visit Rema Foods online at foodimportgroup.com.

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