quinoa is a seed
quinoa is a seed
where am I to find a voice that's pure and urging me to climb?
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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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.
“If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde
We use it, but we are both active and it's similar to how we use our starchy tubers.
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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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
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.
“The whole concept of a macronutrient, like that of a calorie, is determining our language game in such a way that the conversation is not making sense." - Dr. Kurt Harris
"dean ornish and dr. davis think the palmitic acid our bodies use for fuel while we sleep is poison if we eat it. zero-carbers like charles washington think the oldest fuel in our evolutionary history – glucose - used by organisms a billion years ago and without which the brains of modern mammals cannot survive for more than a few minutes – is an unnatural toxin if you eat it. both views ignore basic facts of medical physiology and defy evolutionary history." - kurt harris