Frequently asked questions:
IS PUFFED QUINOA HEALTHY?
Yes, puffed quinoa is very healthy! Quinoa is a grain crop that is grown for its edible seeds. It’s pronounced KEEN-wah.
One of the major quinoa health benefits is its high proportion of protein, coupled with the dense fabric of amino acids. Quinoa puffs are also a good source of fiber, providing three grams per serving. The fiber found in quinoa is beneficial for digestive health. Quinoa puffs contain nearly twice as much fiber as nearly all other grains. Quinoa is also gluten-free and perfect for people with gluten intolerance. Quinoa is extremely high in antioxidants, which is a major health benefit. These substances are believed to help fight ageing and protect the body against a number of challenging diseases and illnesses. And one of the most important things, quinoa has a low glycaemic Index, which is good for blood sugar control.
WHAT IS PUFFED QUINOA?
Puffed quinoa is the result of heating and agitating raw quinoa until it pops, transforming each seed into a light, crispy morsel. The process is very similar to making popcorn. These quinoa pops are a crispy, crunchy perfect standalone snack or you can enjoy as topping for yogurt, cereal or salad.
WHAT CAN BE USED INSTEAD OF PUFFED QUINOA?
To make these chocolate crisps and achieve the same result and texture I wouldn’t recommend replacing puffed quinoa. If you prefer making this recipe with different ingredient you can use rolled oat, quick oats or puffed rice.
CAN WE OMIT DESICCATED COCONUT?
Yes, the coconut in this recipe is optional. If you don’t like desiccated or shredded coconut you can on it.
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