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Do I have to cook the quinoa

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by stone_family3, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2011
    or can I just soak it over night?

    Family really didn't like it and I have two boxes [​IMG]
  2. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2007
    ID/WA border
    I don't really know anything about quinoa but a quick search of the internet using the words - quinoa and anti-nutrients - turned up an interesting article on research at Brigham Young University:

    quinoa . . . growth and survival of broiler chicks (click)

    I don't know if your quinoa has been processed or not. There is saponin in the quinoa seedcoat and it is pretty obvious that it must be removed or neutralized. Anti-nutrients are not just difficult to digest but they interfere with the digestion of other important nutrients in the diet.

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  3. lorain's fids

    lorain's fids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2011
    New Jersey
    Quote:The quonia should be cooked, and make sure to rinse good it before you cook it. It only takes 20 minutes to cook.

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