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Quinoa: The super grain


Getting to know this grain is easy — we promise. Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) looks unassuming due to its miniscule size, but don't be fooled by this super food. Actually the seed of a plant, quinoa ranges in color from white to red to black. It's been cultivated for more than 4,000 years; the ancient Incas considered it an important sacred crop, referring to it as "the mother grain."

Quinoa's slightly crunchy texture and nutty flavor adds a certain robustness to each dish, and it's versatility means it can be used in a variety of meals. We know once you try it, you’ll certainly be back for more.

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We love quinoa for breakfast as a hot or cold cereal, in salads, and as an alternate for other grains such as bulgur or rice in side dishes. For a richer flavor, toast it in a dry skillet for a few minutes before cooking.

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