Known about it and eaten it for several years, it is the seeds of the goosefoot plant (aka Chenopodium
sp. ) (bet you look that one up).
It exists in a variety of species including Fat Hen and Bacon Weed…….
Seeds cooked similar to cereals, but as cook they uncurl ! The seeds contain a similar amount of carbohydrate to cereals (39% c/w 45%) but contain all eight of the essential amino acids unlike cereal grains.
Easy to cook, but not a lot of flavour IMO, we use it like Couscous and mix salad ingredients into it like spring onions, radish etc., all chopped to small pieces.
These tiny, protein-rich, gluten-free seeds are packed with nutrients and make a good alternative to rice or couscous. Find out how to cook and serve quinoa.