I’ve just made an exciting new discovery, you can now buy quinoa that has been home grown here in the UK.
You might think “Why is that so amazing?” Well, I’m here to tell you.
Of all the whole grains, quinoa has the highest protein content, so it’s perfect for, and popular among, vegetarians and vegans. Quinoa provides all 9 essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. Quinoa is a gluten-free and cholesterol-free whole grain, and is almost always organic.
You will be interested to know that quinoa was a staple food for thousands of years in the Andes region of South America as one of just a few crops the ancient Incas cultivated at such high altitude. As such, quinoa is generally agreed to be an ancient grain that is, it is cultivated the same way now that is was millennia ago.
When the Spanish conquered South America, they considered the grain to be food for peasants and animals. They forced them to grow wheat and other grasses. Recently people realised how good quinoa is for you, they bought loads of it off of the South Americans. It has gone from being food for peasants to being a really expensive super food. Now the people of South America can’t even afford their own staple food. The sad thing is half of them don’t even want to, now they get the opportunity they want to eat western food.
It’s wrong, me and my family decided to stop eating it, but now we’ve discovered British quinoa, well, they’ll be no stopping us.
Now you have an important dicision to make, pay slightly more for British quinoa or keep on buying South American quinoa for less? Let me know what you think.
If your choice is British then you can buy it at Infinity Foods Brighton or online at: http://hodmedods.co.uk/product-category/dried-pulses/quinoa
I’m going to have some for dinner tonight, I’ll let you know what it’s like. If you try it let me know what you make and if it was good.