Stephanie Rose Bird of Naturallycurly writes;
We’re hearing more and more about the miracle “grain” quinoa—mostly as a tasty super-food, but also, increasingly, as an ingredient in hair care products. Let’s learn more about this high-protein food, which though commonly referred to as a grain, is technically not a grain.
Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.), pronounced KEEN-WAH, is also called Quinua, meaning “mother grain,” in Inca language. Other names for Quinoa include vegetable caviar and Inca Rice. While it may seem new to many readers, it was a staple in the Inca diet and is still enjoyed regularly by the Quechua and Aymara people, who are their descendents. Quinoa has been consumed consistently over the past 5,000 years by people who inhabit the mountainous and valley regions of Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Chile. The indigenous people that have enjoyed Quinoa believe it enriches and oxygenates the blood.
Em! I eat Quinoa's gluten-free pasta every week. It's the best stuff since sliced bread. Here's a website that has saved my life www.glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com. The recipes are full of flavor and the right vitamins for vegans.
Sonya, I'm vegan too! If you haven't tried it, there's gluten-free pasta made from quinoa that is excellent.
Yep very good food, though I'm hooked on couscous and brown rice. It's also a key ingredient in Aveda's protein conditioner, which helps to strengthen my hair while keeping it soft.
I haven't tried as a food or within any hair products. But as a product junkie and as that will strengthen my hair shaft I am bound to try it sooner or later. As an added note to the article, according to the Nexxus website, the Phyto Organics (which is their natural someone who is constantly looking for something hair line) also contains quinoa. I'm not sure the ChromaLife line is formulated for natural hair.
I just discovered Quinoa about a month ago. I love it! I'm a gluten-free vegan, so I tried it because it's gluten-free. I wasn't expecting it to taste so good. I make a mushroom pilaf with Quinoa. Like the previous poster said, it's great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and can be served cold or hot.
I have been eating this for a while. I love the texture. I often eat it as a side dish with fish . Or ill add a little bit of brown sugar and butter and it eat with my eggs for breakfast. I love Quinoa.
i just started eating this and it is very good! it's similar to couscous in texture and i make a tabbouleh-style salad with it by adding cucumbers, grape tomatoes, red onion, lemon juice and olive oil. i could eat it every day.