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by 0 · June 19, 2014 at 7:09 PM

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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by 0 · October 25, 2013 at 4:42 PM

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 · July 22, 2013 at 4:16 AM

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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Natali 0 · July 22, 2013 at 4:16 AM

Nope, oats are not paleo. And there's no actual value you can get from quinoa that you can't get from other paleo foods. If what you like is the sensation of these foods, you can try the No-oat... (more)

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by 1401 · January 31, 2013 at 2:36 PM

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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greymouser 0 · January 31, 2013 at 2:36 PM

Short answer: no. Longer answer: it's not the worst grain or pseudo-grain you could eat. Suggestion: just skip the grains and pseudo-grains. There's so many better paleo friendly sources of dense, starchy carbohydrates such as potatoes, sweet... (more)

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by 5 · January 05, 2013 at 4:25 AM

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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Gwennz 0 · January 05, 2013 at 4:25 AM

I don't know where you got your info on quinoa, but it is a very nutrient rich food, with quite a few great benefits. Lots of good info here: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?dbid=142&tname=foodspice I am seriously considering going paleo,... (more)

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by 14507 · June 13, 2012 at 11:17 PM

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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bb_1 0 · June 13, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Don't know which is correct, but this was on answers.com Quinoa-( pronounced keen-wah), sometimes called a whole grain, but in actuality is a seed, has been cultivated in the Andes Mountains of South America foro 5000 years. It is considered one... (more)

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by 11 · June 08, 2012 at 2:56 PM

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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Jen_20 0 · June 08, 2012 at 6:57 AM

Skip the quinoa as it will take you out of ketosis. Instead, grate a head of cauliflower and fry it with coconut oil and curry powder. It's delicious... Add salt and pepper to taste. If you like, add a bit of coconut milk for a creamier consistency. (more)

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by 11648 · May 25, 2012 at 12:30 AM

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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dzone 0 · September 30, 2011 at 6:31 PM

Saponins are good!!!! horrsechestnut! vascular healthh! horsetail! Nettles!! dont panic!!! i actually leearned to eat nettle seeds. esspecially in winter this is delicious. probabbly tthis is ddifferent in eevery region. nettles in greece are... (more)

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by 15 · May 10, 2014 at 7:08 PM

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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whistlerski 0 · May 10, 2014 at 7:08 PM

i think anyone that tells you that they truly like the taste of that stuff is just lying. Just eat white rice, not as bad for you and a lot better tasting