Quinoa is a grain crop that is grown for its edible seeds. It is similar to Buckwheat. Quinoa is full of fibers and rich nutrients and a excellent alternative for those who are gluten intolerant. Quinoa Powder is made through the careful grinding the Quinoa seeds.
Quinoa powder typically comes in two forms; instant and non-instant.
Instant Quinoa powder is ready to eat and unlike wheat flour, does not need to be cooked anymore. It is processed in such a way that it is easily digestible without losing any nutritional value.
Non-instant Quinoa powder still needs to undergo a heating in order to ensure the starch bonds are broken enough to become digestible.
Applications in the food industry vary from bakery products, sauces, to nutritional and protein drinks.