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Is there a difference between regular, red, and black quinoa besides just the color?

Can they be used interchangeably in recipes?

asked by m1800 about 3 years ago
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added about 3 years ago

There is certainly a flavor difference. Red and black quinoa have a stronger flavor then regular. As far as I know it would probably be ok to use any of the three in a recipe calling for red or black quinoa - but you should be careful when substituting red or black for regular. The stronger flavor might overwhelm the other flavors in the recipe.

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added about 3 years ago

I had no idea red and black existed. Must try some. thx much.

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added about 3 years ago

If quinoa follows the usual pattern in foods, more color is an indication of more antioxidant components.

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added about 3 years ago

I use red, black, and regular quinoa interchangeably in recipes without any problems. Just depends on what kind of color I'm looking for on the plate.

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added about 3 years ago

The black has a crunchier mouthfeel as well