Incan Super Grain........ QUÍNOA
(La Plata, MD)
Quinoa Reportedly Makes a Great Supplement to Canary Foods
This is a fantastic food for all birds AND people also!
Available in South American food stores or online. It was the super food that the Incan army operated on. It comes in various forms, white (cultivated) red, and black, (wild varieties).
I mix a little of the red and black in with the white. 1/2 cup of quinoa to one cup of water.cook like rice, for 15 to 18 minutes. Refrigerate, or freeze if you make too much. Lasts about a week refrigerated.
Thanks Jorge. I've been hearing a lot about quinoa (I believe it's pronounced KEEN-WAH) as a canary food lately. I haven't tried it yet but I plan to soon.
According to Wickepedia quinoa is...
"a species of goosefoot (Chenopodium), is a grain-like crop grown primarily for its edible seeds. It is a pseudocereal rather than a true cereal, or grain, as it is not a member of the grass family. As a chenopod, quinoa is closely related to species such as beets, spinach, and tumbleweeds. Its leaves are also eaten as a leaf vegetable, much like amaranth, but the commercial availability of quinoa greens is currently limited."
Many canary owners are using quinoa as a supplement to their canary foods. So far all the reports I've received are positive.
If anyone else visiting here has tried quinoa I'd love to hear about it. You can add comments to this page below.