It’s a great grain for your body.
With more and more people starting to become aware of what they eat, the demand for Quinoa has risen sharply in the recent years, especially among the health and fitness centered community, due to its many nutritional benefits. The fashionable grain-like crop, pronounced ‘keen-wa’ is a great wheat-free alternative to starchy grains.
With high protein content which contains nine essential amino acids necessary for muscle and bone development and repair, and the fact that it has twice as much fibre as most other grains. It has a subtle flavour with a fluffy, creamy and slightly crunchy texture, and as some would describe, it tastes like a nutty version of rice. So yes, it is a good replacement for rice and can be substituted for most cereals too!
In spite of that, superfood brand, Spoon Health has teamed up with TV personality, Davina Goh to highlight the use of Quinoa in making various types of delicious, convenient and healthy dishes. With Malaysians in mind, the duo have developed six recipes using their quinoa products that aims to cater to the local taste buds.
Her recipes include a healthy take on dishes such as the Malay breakfast favourite Lontong, as well as a quinoa spin on fried rice and guilt-free double chocolate cookies. An emcee, actress and motivational speaker, Goh is also known among her fans as a plant-based lifestyle advocate who shares her vegan recipes and restaurant reviews on her Youtube channel.
The grains of Spoon Health’s Royal Quinoa products were cultivated at 12,000 feet above sea level at a much higher altitude than other quinoa grains, marking it as the highest quality of quinoa in the world, where its not only bigger in grain size but higher in nutritional value than regular quinoa.
Spoon Health believes that healthy eating alternatives should be accessible to everyone, not forgetting about busy people who want to pack a punch into their daily diets without spending too much time. A highly soluble, almost tasteless powder version of quinoa is also available, allowing people to incorporate the nutritional benefits of quinoa into just about anything, from shakes to cakes, soups to gravies, savouries to desserts.
Available in two versions, Royal Quinoa and Quinoa Powder, both products are certified organic, GMO-free and gluten-free. For more information, head over to Spoon Health for full list of retailers. Let’s be healthy!