Price: $7.49 / 350g ($2.14 / 100g)
Woolworths macro. Not much to say, other than this is their specialty and certified organic range.
Nutrition in a 28g serve:445kj Energy, 3.2g protein, 19.3g carbs, 0.7g sugar, 1.7g fat, <5mg sodium.
Verdict: So… what can I say here. Quinoa is new and shiny, everyone who is cool is talking about it, but that doesn’t mean it tastes good. I know, blasphemy, I’m sharing an opinion not supported by pop culture. It is packed with protein, which is why it’s so filling.
I don’t have anything against quinoa and like to experiment with it. What I’m saying is that if you don’t like the taste then there is not much you can do about it (except for not eat it). If you eat oats in the morning or any other high fibre cereal then it’s best to stick with that when the alternative is a bowl of sugar with some quinoa on the side. At the same time, adding sweeteners is okay, but your choices matter.
Personally I like quinoa in savory things with lots of vegetables. I probably like it more this way because I cook the grains in stock rather than water so the bitterness of the quinoa is muted.
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