Quinoa has been taking the health world by storm! Our recipe today is focused around this miracle seed and lets go through a little nutritional information before we consume it, shall we?
It is the new superfood that all dieters crave about. It is protein rich (14% by mass) and its protein content per 100 calories is higher than brown rice, potatoes, barley and millet! The protein found in quinoa is also better than most food sources because it has complete proteins which is hard to come by. It is high in fiber, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, and iron. Quinoa is gluten-free and very easy to digest.
This year, the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) officially declared that the year 2013 be recognized as the "International Year of the Quinoa!" How awesome is that? A tasty recipe that uses the international ingredient of the year! Quinoa is also a great source of antioxidants. Pair this superfood with garlic and you have yourself a delicious, but mainly nutritious treat. Enjoy
GARLIC AND THYME QUINOA PATTIES
|Don't those look delicious! I love having mine with some ketchup.|
|Moist patties with crunchy exterior.|