Super Grain Pasta Offers Good Source of Fiber and Iron
Gogo Quinoa now offers Super Grains Pasta. Made with a nutrition-packed blend of chia, quinoa, sorghum and amaranth, the new pasta is certified organic, gluten free and vegan. Unlike traditional pasta made with refined wheat flour, the super grains, specifically the quinoa, make this pasta a good source of fiber and iron, with each serving containing 5g of protein.
Although quinoa has been consumed forever in South America, only in the past decade has it been embraced in the U.S. Quinoa’s popularity went mainstream in 2013 when the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) declared it to be the International Year of Quinoa. Because of its superior nutrition, the FAO believes that quinoa can play an important role in eradicating hunger, malnutrition and poverty. What sets quinoa apart from other plant foods is that it’s the only vegetarian source of all essential amino acids, trace elements and vitamins. It’s also a gluten-free grain that has never been genetically modified.