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Tuesday, 2 April 2013

British people and quinoa ... How the revolutionary healthy grain is changing not only Britain but the whole world ?

2013 its consider to be THE year of the quinoa, a year of recognition of the super food. A healthy grain from the Andes.

British people have now adapted the quinoa in their day to day recipes, it's more common to see in your local British supermarket ready made salads with quinoa, to see it in menus of restaurants, and to see it packed on shelves of supermarkets. It's become more accessible than ever.

More than ten years ago when I first came to the UK, I could hardly find quinoa anywhere. The quinoa we had at home was from Bolivia, my aunty used to bring back some, from her holiday trips.

I remember the first time I saw quinoa in a packet at a supermarket, my reaction I think it was priceless, I was shocked, happy, smiling, as if perhaps I would of won a prize, even happier as I read where did it came from .... "produce of Bolivia".

From that moment little did I know that quinoa would become a very popular ingredient within the British people.

There was a time when people became more aware of healthy eating, dealing with obesity and having campaigns for British schools to have healthy school dinner options. All of this I think helped the quinoa to become THE most talked grain in the UK, emphasising how healthy it is.

"Unlike wheat or rice, quinoa is a complete protein - containing all eight of the essential amino acids. It has been recognised by the United Nations as a supercrop for its health benefits: packed with dietary fibre, phosphorus, magnesium and iron. It is also gluten-free and easy to digest. The facts suggest it is close to a perfect ingredient as you can get." as seen in the BBC Good food website.

It's changing the way we are eating, we are becoming more aware of how nutritions is to eat quinoa. High demand of the grain has resulted of producing it not only in Peru or Bolivia, but everywhere around the world. I believe the original it's always better , quinoa from my country Bolivia will always be the best for me.

Bolivia its been recognized by the production of their quinoa, the revolutionary healthy grain that its changing the way we are eating globally, the hind demand in quinoa, should be very much beneficial for Bolivia. 

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