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    wondering if quinoa is part of the primal plan. i know it is a grain, but it's supposed to be a good protein source. any ideas? i have some in the cabinet, and it was kind of expensive.

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    quinoa is a seed
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    • #3
      It is more of a seed than a grain.
      Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Quinoa, cooked
      One serving is 220 cal and 8 grams of protein and 39 g if carbohydrate

      Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Egg, whole, cooked, fried
      2 eggs have fewer calories and 12 grams or protein and 1g carbohydrate,

      Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Beef, loin, bottom sirloin butt, tri-tip steak, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, broiled
      3 oz serving of sirloin has similar calories and 25 g of protein.

      It is only veg*n, the whole grain council and government who think that grains are a good source of protein. Eat meat!

      If you can tolerate it you can probably eat it...much like white rice. Part of the Primal Plan...prob not.
      Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
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      • #4
        Mark has suggested that quinoa can be useful for active people who want more carbohydrates in their diet. It's in his revised food pyramid under moderation foods along with starchy tubers. It's a pseudo-grain and is gluten free.

        Some people find the saponins irritating, even after proper washing, so I'd see how you react to it.
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        • #5
          We use it, but we are both active and it's similar to how we use our starchy tubers.

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          • #6
            An old blog post, so I'm not sure if Mark's position is still the same: Top 10 Best & Worst Protein Sources (vegetarians take note) | Mark's Daily Apple
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            • #7
              I say go for it. Working it in occasionally won't hurt anything if your stomach tolerates it, especially if you are concerned about its cost and wasting it. I personally think quinoa is really tasty, so I treat myself with it now and then. Definitely not an item worth stressing over

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              • #8
                Quinoa certainly isn't as bad as some around here would make it out to be, but it is massively overrated in terms of both culinary uses and nutrition. There isn't anything it can do that white rice can't do better and more cheaply, and with less potential for gut irritation.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Owly View Post
                  Mark has suggested that quinoa can be useful for active people who want more carbohydrates in their diet. It's in his revised food pyramid under moderation foods along with starchy tubers. It's a pseudo-grain and is gluten free.

                  Some people find the saponins irritating, even after proper washing, so I'd see how you react to it.
                  Mark also talks about the high fiber of quinoa being hard on some peoples' digestive tracts. Not everyone mind you, but if you've had any sort of IBS issues, probably best to avoid.
                  "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Chaohinon View Post
                    There isn't anything it can do that white rice can't do better and more cheaply, and with less potential for gut irritation.
                    agreed. just in terms of taste, i think if people were keeping it real, they'd admit that quinoa was no where near as good as rice!

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                    • #11
                      I'm sure quinoa is fine for those who can tolerate it.

                      I prefer white rice for safe starch.
                      F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by jakey View Post
                        agreed. just in terms of taste, i think if people were keeping it real, they'd admit that quinoa was no where near as good as rice!
                        Well I just wasted some money then. I thought since my kids won't touch rice I'd give this a try.....

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Neckhammer View Post
                          Well I just wasted some money then. I thought since my kids won't touch rice I'd give this a try.....
                          Quinoa is nuttier in flavor, more assertive. A great combination with greens as a topping for salads, or you could easily recreate something VERY similar to tabbouleh from Middle Eastern cuisine replacing the bulgur (wheat-based) with the quinoa.

                          It makes a rather boring side dish on its own, you could jazz it up with some cheese or olive oil, or the likes well, but I recommend adding it as an accent to salads or casseroles first an foremost, instead of just boiling it and tossing it on a plate. VERY blah.

                          And just be aware that it is quite high in fiber so if the young ones have been avoiding fiber they might need to adjust to it slowly.
                          "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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                          • #14
                            I like quinoa and sometimes put it into the rice cooker for the last 15 minutes the rice is cooking (with more water). It adds a little interest to the rice and a little nuttiness. If I started with 1/2 cup dry white rice, I add about 2 tblsp dry quinoa at the end. So that's about a 4:1 ratio of white rice to quinoa.
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                            • #15
                              I am confused about Quinoa. It is a plant, not sure why it isn't considered Paleo, and why is it bad for you?

                              This site explains it is a grain.
                              Can someone weigh in here.
                              Thanks
                              Terri

                              Quinoa is a Great Food to add to Your Diet


                              When you first see quinoa or hear about it you may think that it is actually a “grain”. Some people may even refer to it as such, but rest assured it is not a grain. It is actually a plant seed and a relative of green leafy vegetables such as spinach.

                              Quinoa, in the standard, raw form is gluten-free. Gluten is a protein that is found in grain products such as wheat, barley and oats. There may, however, be some risks to gluten exposure with certain quinoa products such as flour and flakes. These products go through processing plants that may use machines for wheat products and quinoa product thus causing cross contamination.

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