Quinoa flakes are naturally very low in calories and fat, and they are cholesterol-free. They are an excellent source of plant-based protein and dietary fiber. One-third of a cup of dry quinoa flakes has about 130 calories and just two grams of fat, and, like all naturally vegan foods, they are completely cholesterol-free. Quinoa flakes also provide a healthy amount of dietary fiber – about 2.5 grams per 1/3 cup, and 4.3 grams of protein. Like quinoa, quinoa flakes are a great source of protein, especially for vegetarians and vegans.
Quinoa flakes are made from pressed quinoa. You get all the healthy benefits of quinoa with a more familiar breakfast texture and a quicker cooking time.
Facts about quinoa flakes:
- Complete Protein: the protein value of quinoa flakes is extremely high (12-18% by weight). Per serving, quinoa flakes have nearly six grams of high-quality protein, including all nine essential amino acids that the body must obtain through food.
- Dietary Fiber: quinoa flakes are also a great source of dietary fiber. They offer three grams of fiber per serving, which is nearly 12 percent of the recommended daily value.
- Iron: a bowl of quinoa flakes can provide 22 percent of the recommended daily value for iron. This important mineral is responsible for transporting oxygen-rich red blood cells throughout the body. Fight fatigue with quinoa flakes!
- Easy to Digest: quinoa is a seed, which makes a natural, gluten-free breakfast option. It is a good alternative for people who are unable to digest wheat easily.
How to prepare it?
You can prepare quinoa flakes by bringing 1 cup of water to a boiling point. Then add 1/3 cup of quinoa flakes, and let the quinoa cook for about 90 seconds. Turn off the heat and allow them to cool slightly. The mixture will thicken.