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.Read More
Ratings & Reviews
I am on a Gluten-free diet and also can’t eat oats. I feel best when eating hot cereal for breakfast, so I was VERY happy to find these quinoa flakes that I could buy in a large amount and found that it was cheaper than buying small boxes at a health food store. The quality is excellent and I eat this almost every morning. I love it with drizzled honey and sliced bananas on top. Maple syrup is good too. I also use the quinoa flakes in place of oats in crisps and other recipes that call for oats. I feel good that I am getting a complete grain that is easy on my stomach, healthy and tastes great. I cook up enough for half a week at a time and keep it in the fridge and quickly reheat what I need for breakfast each day. (When cooking, I bring 9 cups of water and 1 tsp salt to a boil, then add in 4 cups of quinoa flakes. The mixture thickens up as it is stirred and cooked for a few minutes on the stove).Debra, Dodgeville, WI
my fella uses them every morning for his cereal.Wanda, Troy, MT
I combine these with oatmeal to give us more protein. Very good and cooks up quickly.Barbara, Appleton, WI
Trying these for the first time. So far I love them. Added to my morning cereal.Betty, Oakland, CA
Organic Quinoa Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, soy, sesame, and milk products.
Serving size 42g (~1.5 oz.)
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 3g||4%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||2%|
|Total Carbohydrate 29g||10%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||14%|
|Total Sugars 6g|
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice
Store open or closed under refrigeration for up to 1 year. This item can be frozen.
Country of origin: Bolivia
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