Important Antioxidant for the Skin

In MoroccoQuinoa® are Important Antioxidants for the Skin

Quinoa is super
Quinoa is super

Antioxidants are especially important in keeping our skin healthy.

The antioxidant benefits of vitamins C and E are well known, but the importance of the trace mineral zinc has been overlooked.

The International Journal of Dermatology found that zinc has the supporting antioxidant role in protecting against free radical–induced oxidative damage.

Zinc protects against UV radiation and enhances wound healing.

The study concluded that topical zinc ions may provide an important and helpful antioxidant defense for the skin.

In addition, it contributes to immune and neuropsychiatric functions and decreases the relative risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Our product is Rich of the antioxidant Zinc

Zinc is called an “essential trace element” because very small amounts of zinc are necessary for human health.

One cup of quinoa contains 13% of the RDA, which makes it one of the best sources of zinc.

Zinc is used for treatment and prevention of zinc deficiency and its consequences, including how it affects the skin and liver disease.

http://www.well-beingsecrets.com/health-benefits-of-quinoa/#Rich_in_Zinc

 

Colorful Quinoa Salad Recipe

For this colorful Quinoa salad recipe,
is the TOTAL TIME:

Prep: 30 min. + cooling

and the YIELD: 8 servings.

ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 medium cucumber, seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium sweet orange pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • DRESSING:
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime peel
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add quinoa. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 12-15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat; fluff with a fork. Transfer to a large bowl; cool completely. Stir spinach, tomatoes, cucumber, peppers and green onions into quinoa. In a small bowl, whisk dressing ingredients until blended. Drizzle over quinoa mixture; toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving.

    Nutritional Facts

    3/4 cup: 143 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 88mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

    Enjoy your tasteful Quinoa Salad.

    http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/colorful-quinoa-salad

    Summer Salad with Morocco Quinoa

    “If you are looking for something different and distinct to bring to a summer barbeque, you have found the perfect recipe. Gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegetarian. The lack of allergy-inducing ingredients does not reflect the intense sensory-flavor experience you and your guests will enjoy.”

    Ingredients

    Directions

    Prep 15 m, Cook 15 m, Ready In 4 h 30 m

    1. Bring water to a boil in a pot; add white MoroccoQuinoa®. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until water is absorbed, 15 minutes. Set quinoa aside to cool while you complete the remaining steps.
    2. Combine red onions, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, sea salt, and black pepper together in a bowl. Stir in white and red quinoa.
    3. Whisk olive oil and lime juice together in a separate bowl; pour over quinoa mixture. Stir to coat. Add cilantro and stir to incorporate. Cover salad and refrigerate for flavors to blend, at least 4 hours.

    MoroccoQuinoa® is distributed by Domaine Lion Agriculture SARL. http://domainelion.com

    Laura Violet

    Recipe : Hot and Zesty Quinoa

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    TOTAL TIME for this recipe : 25 min.
    MAKES: 4 servings
    Recipe ingredients
    • 1 cup water
    • 1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed
    • 1 small onion, finely chopped
    • 1 teaspoon olive oil
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies
    • 2 tablespoons chopped marinated quartered artichoke hearts
    • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
    Directions
    1. In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add quinoa. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from the heat; fluff with a fork.
    2. In a large skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add tomatoes and green chilies. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Stir in quinoa and artichoke; heat through. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
    photo and recipe by Taste of Home
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    PUFFED Morocco Quinoa

    Rinse the quinoa and drain well.
    Put the quinoa in a dry pan and set on fire.
    Stirring leaves you dry quinoa.
    When the quinoa as well as dry you pour a little olive oil and stir through.
    Toast the quinoa in about 10 minutes until crisp and golden.
    Stir occasionally intervening to make the quinoa cooks evenly and puffs and prevent burn in this way.
    When you hear the quinoa literally puffing you know that the quinoa is ready.
    Taste it first cautious one and if you quinoa crunchy and delicious than you spoon the quinoa on a plate and let cool.

    Quinoa’s genetic secrets revealed

    Quinoa, the sacred “mother grain” of the ancient Inca civilisation suppressed by Spanish conquistadors, could become an increasingly important food source in the future thanks to genetic secrets revealed in a new study.

    Scientists said they have mapped the genome of quinoa and identified a gene that could be manipulated to get rid of the grain’s natural bitter taste and pave the way for more widespread commercial use.

    Quinoa already grows well in harsh conditions such as salty and low-quality soil, high elevations and cool temperatures, meaning it can flourish in locales where common cereal crops like wheat and rice may struggle. But the presence of toxic and bitter chemicals called saponins in its seeds has been one of the impediments to extensive cultivation.

    Plant scientist Mark Tester of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia said the research pinpointed a gene that guides production of saponins in quinoa. This knowledge could enable breeding of quinoa without saponins, to make the seeds sweeter. Currently, quinoa grain must be processed through washing and drying after harvest to remove saponins.

    “Quinoa is currently greatly under-utilised,” said Tester, who led the research published in the journal Nature. “It is highly nutritious, with a high protein content that, importantly, has a very good balance of amino acids, which is unusual for our major grains. It is gluten free and high in vitamins and minerals, too.”

    Increased quinoa production could improve food security on a planet with unrelenting human population growth, Tester said. There are potential disadvantages to reducing saponins, perhaps increasing susceptibility to fungal infections or bird predation, Tester added.

    Quinoa, which boasts a nutty flavour, can be used the same ways as rice and wheat. It can be cooked and served on its own, turned into pasta, put in soups, eaten as a cereal or fermented to ake beer or chicha, a beverage of the Andes. The crop was sacred to the ancient Incas, who called it “chisoya mama,” or the “mother grain.”

     

    Healthy Vegan Quinoa Pancakes

    Healthy Vegan Quinoa Pancakes

    Ingredients:1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
    2 tsp baking powder
    1 tsp baking soda
    1 tbsp brown sugar
    1 tbsp maple syrup
    pinch of salt
    1 ½ cup of vegan milk with 1 tbsp vinegar
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    3 tbsp coconut oil
    ½ cup dry quinoa
    1 tbsp vegan butter

    Optional:
    Maple syrup for topping
    Fruit

    Directions:

    Cook ½ dry quinoa in 1 ½ cups of water until the quinoa is nice and fluffy about 15 minutes.
    Combine the milk with the vinegar and set aside for a few minutes. Meanwhile sift all the dry ingredients into a large bowl and combine.
    In the bowl with the milk add the maple syrup, vanilla and oil and stir well.
    Add the quinoa to the dry ingredients and combine the liquids with the dry ingredients and mix.
    Heat a pan with vegan butter or coconut oil and drop 3 tbsp worth of batter into the pan. Cook until bubbles form on the top and the sides turn brown, then flip and cook for another minute on medium heat.
    Serve on a plate and drizzle with syrup if you like.

    Enjoy!