Quinoa: Huh? What is it Good for!? Absolutely Everything!

American Grain BatardQuinoa is at the heart of many of our hand rolled baked goods—from the American Grain Batard to the rightly named quinoa loaves. For many millennia, people in South America treated quinoa as a grain sent from the heavens. They realized the nutritional profile of the quinoa was imperative to the survival of their people and their civilizations.

Recently, American consumers started to appreciate the benefits of quinoa grains. Consumers usually believe that all grains contain gluten. That’s not true. Quinoa is an excellent option if you have gluten intolerance. Quinoa is naturally gluten free. Quinoa also has a low glycemic index. That means it helps us feel full for a longer period of time compared to other foods. Quinoa is also high in protein so it is an invaluable addition to the vegan and vegetarian diets. Many Americans lack essential vitamins and minerals that we don’t receive from our regular diets. Quinoa can help fill in those vitamin and mineral gaps. It’s high in magnesium, iron, zinc, and potassium. Quinoa will continue to become a superstar food in America and all around the world because of its versatile nature. Quinoa takes precise techniques in order to harvest it properly. At Wild Flour, we respect quinoa because harvesting quinoa takes man power—not machine power.

Be sure to look out for more of our artisan and delicious quinoa infused baked goods. Wild Flour bakery continues to find healthy, all natural ingredients for our breads and pastries. You can find more information about quinoa at the Whole Grains Council by clicking here.

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