Why would i buy pearled quinoa over whole quinoa? any benefits for cooking?
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My understanding is that pearl quinoa isn't pearled. It's just another name for the white variety of quinoa. It's still a whole grain & cooks the same as all quinoa.
Quinoa in its natural state has a 'soapy' layer on it, and we're advised to wash it well. Could 'pearled' mean that it doesn't have that?
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Pearl, golden, and white seem to be fairly interchangeable terms, referring to any light-colored variety of quinoa. However, I've noticed that pearl quinoa tends to have a shorter cooking time than darker varieties. Alter-Eco's pearl takes 15 minutes, while the red and black take 20. http://www.altereco-usa...
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