The Nutritional Benefits of Quinoa: Why it's a Better Choice than White Rice

microsoft, the nutritional benefits of quinoa: why it's a better choice than white rice

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Expert opinion from Cagla E. Kayma

Bachelor of Science Nutrition and Dietetics · 7 years of experience · UK

Quinoa is better than white rice because of its higher nutritional benefits such as: Quinoa has lower glycemic index than white rice, which means it does not spike your blood sugar level quickly. Quinoa is rich in both fiber and protein. Quinoa contains fewer calories and carbohydrates than white rice.

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Expert opinion from Faith Seke

PhD, Agronomy and Crop Science (ongoing), Master’s degree, Food Science and Technology · 1 years of experience · South Africa

Quinoa is superior to white rice in terms of nutritional value, as it is high in both fiber and protein, has a greater number of other nutrients, and has a fluffy texture similar to rice. Quinoa has double the protein and 5 times the fiber of white rice in a cup.

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Expert opinion from Mantwa Radebe

Master of Science (MSc) In Nutrition · 12 years of experience · South Africa

Quinoa is more healthier than rice because it contains more nutrients, protein, and fiber than rice. Quinoa is more fluffier than rice and one cup of quinoa contains twice protein than rice.

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