Most Indian Foods are Naturally Vegan – how to make sure they’re also nutritious

An option for Indians; a blessing for Vegans. Quinoa is an excellent source of nutrition for vegans.
Finally, a food that contains all essential plant nutrients.

Eating habits in India reflect its religious beliefs. Foods are based on culinary traditions of the country. Most dishes include meat or vegetables mixed with gravy and rice. In the south, rice-based dishes are categorized into regional specialties. In the north, the cuisine is influenced by Mughals and is a bit heavier, since it contains more Cream, Ghee and Dahi.

About 1/3rd of Indians are vegetarians and even more are occasionally vegetarian due to their belief systems. Jains and Buddhists are strict vegetarians, and then there are vegans who eat food free of animal products: no meat, milk, eggs, and so forth. From a vegans’ point of view, animals are not the things they should hurt or exploit, even more products like leather or horns.

Quinoa as a source of nutrition is excellent for vegans. Vegans need a protein source that does not have any meat and does not come from any animals, like milk, cheese or paneer. Quinoa is perhaps one of the perfect vegetarian sources of protein on the planet. What makes quinoa unique is that it is the only plant-based source of complete protein. “Complete” means that it contains all 9 of the essential amino acids that are crucial to human function and health. Quinoa is a favourite of vegans for this reason. The vegan diet often can fall short of proteins, especially complete protein sources, and quinoa fills this void.

There are different recipes that could benefit vegans when quinoa is added to them, some of these include muffins, pulaos, and even cookies. These can be made without adding any of the ingredients that come from animals. Quinoa is also good substitute for rice and though rice is vegan, it is not as nutritionally dense as quinoa. The main focus for vegans is to get good quality plant protein and also vitamins and minerals that are lacking in vegetables. There are other benefits of quinoa which double the importance it has and makes the vegan cuisine a lot more interesting.

In short the Benefits for Quinoa for Vegans :

  • Quinoa Carries Different Nutrients
  • It Contain the Plant Compounds Called Quercetin and Kaempferol
  • It is one of the Richest Sources of Fiber
  • Quinoa is Also Rich in Magnesium
  • Quinoa is Rich in Iron

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