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Quinoa vs Bulgur - Real Nutrition Facts - Compare


What are the real differences between Quiñoa and Bulgur? How healthy are they? Answer: Very Healthy! Learning about whole grains will make us understand how our regular healthy clean eating diet will naturally help to prevent health problems such as heart disease and diabetes.

 If Quiñoa and Bulgur were running the 100m Olympic sprint, Quiñoa will get gold. They are still both the two best grains in the competition, and from two different parts of the world, so lets use both of these healthy whole grains to make a variety delicious gourmet healthy meals!

 These whole grains are a side dish, so just as important are the other ingredients you cook with.

 

You are not choosing a football side, they are both healthy, why not eat both?

They are both high in nutrition, delicious, but have simple and small differences. Here are the benefits of each grain, side by side.

 The table below compares the following:

  • Origin
  • What is it?
  • Taste
  • Texture
  • Nutrition
  • High Protein
  • Low in Fat
  • High in Fibre
  • Rich in Minerals
  • Clean Eating
  • Superfood
  • Paleo
  • Convenience

 

Quiñoa

Bulgur

Origin

Quiñoa native to the Andes in South America. It is a staple food over there, typically used in soups and basic meals.

Bulgur wheat is a staple of Middle Eastern cuisine, traditionally used to make tabouleh and pilaffs.

 

What is it?

Quiñoa is a wholegrain, seed and needs to be cooked, just like rice.

 

 Cracked wheat whole grain cereal, partially boiled and dried, cooked similar to cous cous.

Taste

Plain

Mild nutty taste giving the meal a light flavour

Texture

Similar to rice

A little chewier than Quiñoa

Nutrition

High in Nutrition.

Whole wheats, just like bulgur, are richer in nutrients and vitamins. Processed wheat, like bread, tend to hold no nutritional value at all.

High Protein

Yes

Yes

Low in Fat

Yes

Yes

High in Fibre

Yes

Yes

Rich in Minerals

Yes

Yes

Clean Eating

Yes

Yes

Superfood

Yes

Yes

Paleo

No

No

Convenience

Quiñoa needs to be cooked just like rice. Simply plan 15 min into the cooking of your meal.

Bulgur is more convenient. Simply add hot water.

 

 

The REAL Comparison:

The end result, Quiñoa is definitely the much cooler, and more marketed grain. By choice, you can say that Quiñoa wins the race as it has a slightly higher protein level per 100g, but in reality, both grains contain half the protein of chicken.

Quiñoa has a slightly lower level of carbs than Bulgur, however to Bulgur contains greater vitamins and minerals, and you require slightly less Bulgur to fill you up.

 If Quiñoa and Bulgur were running the 100m Olympic sprint, Quiñoa will get gold. They are still both the two best grains in the competition, and from two different parts of the world, so lets use both of these healthy whole grains to make a variety delicious gourmet healthy meals!

 

 


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