Should You Rinse Quinoa Before Cooking?

Quinoa is a naturally gluten free grain packed with protein, fiber, and other essential nutrients. If you’re cooking quinoa for the first time, you might be wondering if it needs to be rinsed before cooking. If so, read on for all the details on how to do that correctly!

Saponins, get their name because they lather up in water, like soap suds.  The herb soapwort is one of the most concentrated sources of saponins and sometimes used to make a natural cleanser.

What is saponin?

Are saponins safe?

Saponins are phytochemicals made by plants as a method of natural pest control. The bitter taste of these compounds makes the plant less palatable to birds, insects, and humans.

One cup (185 grams) of cooked quinoa, provides:

Protein: 8 grams Fiber: 5 grams Manganese: 58% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) Magnesium: 30% of the RDA Phosphorus: 28% of the RDA

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