Sunday, November 30, 2014

Quinoa can replace potatoes in a meal

Quinoa is a good source of protein and is easily digestible. Hence it is excellent as a source of protein for seniors. 8gm of protein are in a cup of cooked quinoa so that adds to the daily total. Mind you, you would have to eat a lot of quinoa to rely on it too much as a source of protein. This serving is certainly not a whole cup.

So it is just as well this meal has a lot of fish (in this case butterfish). This particular meal has 160gm of fish so that is about 40g protein. Navy beans at 20 per cup are much richer in protein than quinoa.

And he had 1/4c of walnuts before the meal so that helped with the total protein content(about 4gm in those walnuts)

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