🌞 Quinoa was the principle "grain" of the Incas. It was referred to as the Mother Grain. It was used in spiritual and household activities.
🌞 Quinoa isn't a true grain, since it doesn't belong to the grass family. Strangely enough it belongs to the same family as beets, spinach, and chard.
🌞 Quinoa is best grown above 10,000 feet and flourishes under extreme conditions.
🌞 There are hundreds of varieties of Quinoa. Peru and Bolivia alone have over 1800 varieties stored in the seed banks.
🌞 Although, the most common commercial quinoa is a pale yellow and less commonly red or black, quinoa comes in many colors, including pink, orange, yellow, lavender, purple, green, black and white.
🌞 Quinoa is a high energy food. It's easy to digest and high in insoluble fibers, which increases the full feeling and feeds the beneficial bacteria in the colon.
Welcome to Farmer's Market Friday
Each week I will feature a vegetable, fruit, nut, seed, or herb.
Farmer's Market Recipe Contest
Submit your recipe for any of the foods included in Farmer's Market Friday. I'll compile my favorites in and ebook (that I'll send you to you).
At the end of each month, I'll pick one winner out of a hat of all the people that submitted that month, to receive a free copy of Deborah Madison's cookbook, Vegetable Literacy or The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone....your choice.