Quinoa, thoughts

By nickdav Latest Reply 2014-10-14 00:14:50 -0500
Started 2014-10-12 21:31:40 -0500

What r ur thoughts on quinoa vs rice? Have you seen different results with BS.


7 replies

Glucerna 2014-10-13 17:19:56 -0500 Report

One cup of cooked quinoa has 39gm carbohydrate, 5gm fiber, 8gm protein. It's higher in protein than rice which may make it seem more filling. I like to use it instead of rice for a change in taste, and portion size remains key. ~Lynn @Glucerna

Type1Lou 2014-10-13 14:04:22 -0500 Report

Rice is pretty high in carbohydrates so I stay away from it entirely. I haven't tried quinoa but have heard that it is lower on the glycemic index, therefore, lower in carbs.

GabbyPA 2014-10-13 06:03:49 -0500 Report

I don't care for it by it's self. I use it with a blend of lintels, wild rice, barley and some kamut or spelt. All this mixed with some walnuts and almonds is a GREAT pilaf. if I do cook it alone, it usually ends up as something mixed into a meal or salad. It takes on what ever flavor you cook it with because it really has almost no flavor of it's own.

For me, these kinds of carbs tend to run about the same in the glucose department. But as for health, quinoa and kaumt have everyone beat. They're ancient grains and still have a lot of nutrient value.

kimfing 2014-10-12 22:56:49 -0500 Report

I have. Way better results hn brown rice. I have either maybe once or twice a month. All in moderation

jayabee52 2014-10-12 21:49:53 -0500 Report

Howdy Nick
I have eaten quinoa and liked it. It is better by far than rice, either white or brown. Q contains protein and does slow down the digestion of the carbs Steve mentioned. It is not something which I use frequently, however

There was a lot of discussion on Q a while back and you may wish to use the DC search function to look at some ot those discussions.

Pray this helps you


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