National Quinoa Day is an American holiday dedicated to the quinoa grain. Celebrated January 16th. This product is an excellent analogue of wheat, as it does not contain gluten.
Quinoa was a food item widely used by the ancient Incas. He was the main food on a par with potatoes and corn. Initially, this plant could only be found in the Andes. These mountains have long been the only natural place for the growth of cereals. Later, scientists found that the plant quickly adapts to new conditions. Today, quinoa is also successfully grown in Tibet and the Himalayas.
Quinoa is a very resilient plant. It grows well on nutrient-poor soils (with high salinity), in drought conditions, in frost, it can survive hail and severe thunderstorms with heavy winds. Most of the quinoa that hits US grocery shelves is exported from Bolivia and its surrounding countries. Place of cultivation – plots of land along the Southern Altiplano, next to the salt marshes.
After research by doctors, it was concluded that quinoa is a very useful product that can replace wheat. It contains many useful substances: vitamins and minerals. Quinoa has gained great popularity in dietetics.
- The absence of gluten in quinoa makes it possible to use grain in food and cook dishes based on it for people suffering from celiac disease and Crohn’s disease.
- 100 grams of raw quinoa contains a daily dose of manganese. If you need to formulate a diet to increase the intake of this element, then be sure to include quinoa there.
- Scientists have found that drinking Quinoa can significantly reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease.
How to celebrate
Make quinoa-based dishes for National Quinoa Day. Many delicious recipes can be easily found on the Internet. Learn more about this product. If you like the taste of cereal, then a great solution would be to include it in your diet.
Share on social networks information about the holiday. You can also talk about your experience with Quinoa. If you often cook dishes with this cereal, then share the secrets of cooking.
When is National Quinoa Day celebrated in 2023?
National Quinoa Day is observed on January 16 each year.