Organic Quinoa Flakes
Organic quinoa flakes are simply quinoa that has been rolled into a very thin flake. They’re commonly used to prepare a hot breakfast cereal. Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) was once called “the gold of the Incas” for increasing the stamina of Incan warriors.
How to Cook Quinoa Flakes
You can prepare quinoa flakes on the stove top by bringing 1 cup of water to boil in a saucepan, adding 1/3 cup of quinoa flakes, and letting the quinoa cook for about 90 seconds. Turn off the heat and allow them to cool slightly. The mixture will thicken.
You can also prep them in the microwave by combining 1 cup of water and 1/3 cup of quinoa flakes in a microwave-safe bowl that’s twice the volume of the serving size being prepared. Microwave on HIGH for 2 - 2 1/2 minutes until thickened. Stir well before serving.
4 Surprising Health Benefits of Quinoa Flakes
1) Complete Protein: The protein value of quinoa flakes is extremely high (12-18% by weight). Per serving, quinoa flakes pack nearly six grams of high-quality protein, including all nine essential amino acids that the body must obtain through food.
2) Dietary Fiber: Quinoa flakes are also a great source of dietary fiber. They offer three grams of fiber per serving, which is nearly 12 percent of the recommended daily value.
3) Iron: A bowl of quinoa flakes can provide 22 percent of the recommended daily value for iron. This important mineral is responsible for transporting oxygen-rich red blood cells throughout the body. Fight fatigue with quinoa flakes!
4) Easy to Digest: Quinoa is a seed, which makes it a naturally gluten-free breakfast option. It’s a good alternative for people who are unable to digest wheat easily.
Ratings & Reviews
I’ve enjoyed quinoa in another ( traditional ? ) form. Therefore, I thought that this would be a nice, nutritious option as a hot cereal. However, I didn’t like the texture when it was cooked, even according to instructions. I tried varying the ratio of quinoa flakes to water, but to no avail. Adding other Nuts.com ingredients ( pecan meal, dried fruits ) provided little improvement. Perhaps it might be good as an ingredient in other types of recipes. However, for my intended purpose, I did not like it.G, Philadelphia, PA
Have this most mornings for breakfast with blueberries and cinnamon. My doctor recommended it. Delicious!!Barbara, Sandy Creek, NY
First time I ever tried and thought great an so easy to prepareSandra, Los Angeles, CA
I consistently order this product. I use it primarily as a breakfast food.Deb, Seymour, TN
Organic Quinoa Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and milk products.
Serving size 42g (~1.5 oz.)
|Amount per serving|
|Calories from Fat||23|
Store open or closed under refrigeration for up to 1 year. This item can be frozen.
Country of origin: Bolivia