RE: Washing Quinoa?
Posted Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 12:34 PM
There is a "coating" on quinoa called saponin that some people find bitter. I personally cannot taste it. However, I often wash my bulk foods anyway including beans, rice, etc., and I do quinoa the same way - by swishing the pieces around in a pot and straining through a non-airtight lid. I lose a few in the process, but it's easy.
Susan Levin, MS, RD
PCRM Director of Nutrition Education