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How James started Quinola

How James started Quinola

Interview with JamesJames recently sat down with Ditsa from Delivery Rank to talk about how eating quinoa is crucial as part of a healthy diet and how Quinola can help you care for yourself and the planet. Read a snippet below or follow the link for the full interview.Quinola was initially a fair trade business. We’ve stretched now to a wider mission in terms of making eating right easy and that revolves around four core values. Tasty foodOne is that we want it to taste good. It’s important, and people forget that. I think there are a lot of products...

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Cooking the perfect quinoa

Cooking the perfect quinoa

Cooking Quinola’s quinoa is as easy as cooking pasta. Or rice. Although we know lots of people mess up cooking rice, so we think cooking our quinoa is far easier. As our quinoa is from a single source it means we can pretty much guarantee the quality and consistency of the crop each year, which helps keep the cooking instructions the same each time. There are some people who swear by the 3:1 ratio of water to quinoa, or the 2:1 but it varies so much on how you like your quinoa, the utensils you use, the type of heat,...

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Gut health – how can you improve yours?

Gut health – how can you improve yours?

‘Gut health’ is having its time. I have never quite understood why protein messaging is still so strong. Great for quinoa given it is the ‘rock star’ of the plant protein world. But it is nonetheless strange because apart from a handful of people that are lazy with their diets absolutely nobody in Europe has a protein deficiency. Fact.Most people eat far too much protein. It’s very much a developing world problem. Detectable by a carrot tinge in black hair.However, pretty much everyone has a fibre deficiency. According to the British Nutrition Foundation some 90% of Brits are fibre deficient.Yes....

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