I think that quinoa is a perfect food. It is an amazing grain. It is an ancient Andean staple that gets a little mushier than other grains when cooked. This South American grain was
considered to be sacred by the Inca Indians and its Incan name 'chisaya mama'
translates into the mother of all grains.
Now that I know this, I will start calling it chisaya because I believe
it is quite appropriate.
Quinoa or Chisaya is very high in protein and should become
a staple food for any vegan or vegetarian. Beyond having great protein, it is very low in saturated
fat, low in fiber and has a low glycemic index. This delicious complex carb serves as a great fuel
source for your body. In fact,
quinoa was discovered by NASA scientists when they needed a food to provide
optimum nutrition and fuel for human space missions.
Here are some recipes.
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