Difference between regular and black quinoa

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pierino June 21, 2013
If only for presentation purposes, I like fooling around with black as in http://food52.com/recipes/12055-the-red-and-the-black-roasted-red-peppers-black-quinoa-and-allioli-with-apologies-to-stendhal
One of my neighbors just gifted me with two bags of black. Now I owe her family a nice meal.
 
susan G. June 21, 2013
I find that the dark quinoas take a little longer to cook than 'regular' pale quinoa. If it follows the general pattern that dark colors in food indicate the presence of anti-oxidants and other beneficial kinds of chemistry, it may have even more nutritional benefits than the pale ones. And, it seems to be firmer than the light quinoa when it is cooked -- which makes dark quinoa a good substitute for something like whole grain bulgur.
 
Lindsay-Jean H. June 20, 2013
Black quinoa has a stronger flavor than white quinoa. Here are a couple of previous threads on the topic: http://food52.com/hotline/13508-is-there-a-difference-between-regular-red-and-black-quinoa-besides-just-the-color, http://food52.com/hotline/5413-what-s-so-great-about-black-quinoa-how-should-i-use-it
 
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