Fellow Gods and Goddesses, Quinoa is a super grain that will change your life if you are not already a fan!
I’ll Start By Telling You a Story…
In ancient times, Incan Queens were responsible for agriculture in their societies. Agriculture and weaving were two key factors in the lives of the Inca. You may be asking yourself “woman in charge of agriculture, but why?”
The answer is because women were “associated with the selection of seeds,” due to the fact that “cosmologically…women and the goddesses are forces of fertility” (Silverblatt 44).
So how does this relate to Quinoa? The Incan diet used this amazing ancient grain as a primary source of nutrition. It was the
“Gold of the Inca’s” as they believed that it increased the stamina of their Warriors. Incan Queens were responsible for selecting the very best seeds that would be grown by the women of their society. The Queen was honored to conduct seed selection and prided herself on this duty. Once seeds were selected, the upper class women of society took fine care of growing the crops.
Imagine living in a day where every single process of your nutrition was held in the highest regard by the highest members of society. Imagine eating quinoa grown for the approval of Zaramama, the Goddess of Grain.
Now Let’s Fast Forward to Today
Meet Christopher Algea. He developed the idea for a company called Keen One Quinoa while in College in Boulder Colorado. After College he went to work and launched his company. Their mission is to promote creative meals, use sustainable ingredients and source organic, fair trade quinoa, benefiting cooperatives in the Highlands of the Andes Mountains.
A few college buddies worked with Christopher start the company by developing Quinoa products in a commercial kitchen and taking them to farmers markets. Today, they have created heat and serve cups that make eating this amazing ancient grain delicious, easy, convenient and ready in 5 minutes! Zaramama, the Inca Goddess of Grain must be dancing in the clouds celebrating the beautiful company. Keen One Quinoa.
No doubt, we were lucky to partner with Keen One Quinoa featuring their Quinoa Cup in our January Fit Snack box. What a treat!
Quinoa Health Benefits
In conclusion, enjoy 5 reasons why Quinoa is good for you and fit for a Queen:
- One of the highest protein grains you can eat
- High in fiber
- Non GMO & Gluten free (as it’s usually grown organically)
- High in important minerals like iron and magnesium
- May help in weight loss!