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Quinoa was once called The Gold of the Incas, who recognized its value in increasing the stamina of their warriors. Not only is quinoa high in protein, but the protein it supplies is complete protein, meaning that it includes all nine essential amino acids. Quinoa's amino acid profile is well-balanced, making it a good choice for vegans concerned about adequate protein intake. It is also especially well-endowed with the amino acid lysine, which is essential for tissue growth and repair.
In addition to protein, quinoa features a host of other health-building nutrients. Because quinoa is a very good source of manganese as well as a good source of magnesium, iron, copper and phosphorus, it may be especially valuable for persons with migraine headaches, diabetes and atherosclerosis.
Bulk Buying? What's That?
Buying bulk in the grocery store doesn't mean buying a lot--it means buying ingredients from large bins--the bulk bins. Each bin has a scoop. Scoop the desired amount into a biodegradable plastic bag provided by Andronico's, and write the PLU number (from the bin) onto the provided tag. Tie your bag with the PLU tag. The cashier will weigh your bags at checkout, and you only pay for exactly the amount you want to buy! When you get home, store your items in airtight containers to ensure they stay dry and clean. Save and reuse your plastic bag for when you're ready to buy more!
Why buy in bulk?
1. It is an easy way to green your life--no wasteful packaging!
2. Variety! There are so many more types of oats, like steel-cut and rolled oats, available in the bulk bins. Because there is no packaging, you can buy a small amount of something new to try, like millet or bulgur. If you like it, come back for more. If you don't, you haven't wasted any money, and there isn't a whole package of it slowly spoiling in your cupboards.
3. Freshness--Ingredients in bins are usually replenished often. Raw almonds stay crunchy, and dried fruit stays moist!
Looking for a way to stretch your dollar even more, and amp up the health points? Combine this quinoa deal with this month's deal on Humboldt Grassfed Ground Beef, and make Meatballs with Quinoa and Veggies