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Quinoa Questions

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

My wife read something about Quinoa being neither a grain nor a seed, but like a vegetable. Does anyone have any thoughts/knowledge/experience on incorporating Quinoa into a Paleo plan?Thanks

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Elliefrance 0 · June 19, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Quinoa, which is actually without gluten and preferable for you over most grains, is certainly NOT paleo. You'll need to maintain a strategic distance from quinoa for a couple of reasons – in particular in view of the digestive issues it can... (more)

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Hey everyone, So I have a bunch of red quinoa, I wash it two or three times before cooking it. I am an endurance athlete and I strength train so I eat a ton of carbs (quinoa, tubers, white rice). However, for whatever reason no matter how... (more)

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BobK 0 · October 25, 2013 at 4:42 PM

If you want to eat them but retain their normal appearance, I would suggest soaking them overnight. I don't think chewing is the issue, their cooked consistency & size makes chewing less than effective. (kinda like chia seed, they're... (more)

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by 10 · about 9 hours ago

Can paleo dieters eat steel cut oats? Also, is there value in eating quinoa in salads or as a pudding for breakfast? Thanks, Claudia

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Happy_Now 0 · July 20, 2013 at 8:56 PM

You can eat anything you want, but no, steel cut oats are not included in the paleo diet. That said, I eat them sometimes, just make sure you soak them overnight first. There's probably some value to eating quinoa if junk food is your... (more)

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by 1418 · about 10 hours ago

This queston is not really relevant to my situation right now because I only ever ate quinoa once last year, but I still want to see how many of you experienced what I did when I did eat it. So I boiled the quinoa on the stove with water until... (more)

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Renee_2 0 · January 31, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Andrew has given good info. It's not really considered a Paleo food, at least by Robb Wolf. Also, it's not a sustainable grain - the fact that it's become trendy in western nations means it's become unaffordable in its native countries. ... (more)

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by 5 · about 10 hours ago

According to some, quinoa is not technically a grain and moreover sweet potatoes aren't considered to be as starchy as their golden cousins. Are these two allowed when eating paleo? Also, what about tofu? It's technically made from soybeans... (more)

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Rikester 0 · December 19, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Sweet potatoes are considered a "safe starch" by most in the paleo or primal community. Quinoa are generally considered okay. Tofu on the other hand being soy, means it is primarily a GMO product, heavily doused in pesticides and is a... (more)

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by 14877 · about 10 hours ago

I am thinking about introducing some grains back into my diet. I eat rice on occasion with sushi, but that's the only grain I've been eating in the past few years or so. I am wondering, for those of you who do partake in this activity, which... (more)

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YoungPaleoLover 0 · June 12, 2012 at 3:41 AM

I don't know, personally I think there are better options than adding in quinoa. It is considered a grain closely related to the gluten properties in wheat. It can damage the intestines and gut lining the same way wheat does so I would go with... (more)

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by 11 · about 10 hours ago

I've heard that quinoa is high in carbs but if you sprout it, it uses most of the carbs to do so, therefore converting the seed(carb) into a vegetable. Is that true?

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Jeff__1 0 · June 08, 2012 at 2:20 AM

This is most likely inaccurate. We cannot say with absolute certainty because I don't believe there has been any peer-reviewed research that looks at the effects of germination on the carbohydrate content of quinoa. However, germination has been... (more)

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by 11682 · about 11 hours ago

When Cordain was asked about Quinoa ( http://thepaleodiet.blogspot.com/2009/11/paleo-diet-q-11909_09.html ), he also mentioned Amaranth, saying the saponins found on these plants are a problem and could cause IBS and other gut issues. However, I... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · September 30, 2011 at 5:35 AM

I am working on a review paper that will be submitted for publication in the next few months that covers the effects of sprouting on the nutrient profile of gluten-free grains. The types covered are amaranth, rice, millet, sorghum, corn, quinoa,... (more)

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by 15 · about 11 hours ago

Apparently it is from South America, gluten free, and has appeared in Costco in a 4lb bag for $10.00 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quinoa What does anyone know that may be a deterrant from eating it? (more)

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PortlandAllan 0 · March 07, 2010 at 3:30 AM

I know it tastes horrible. I know it is ridiculously expensive for what is essentially a staple-grain. I know you can't go to a pot-luck in Portland without some half-starved-lookin' hippie bringing a crock-pot of the stuff. That's all I need to... (more)

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