How do I know when the saponins are removed from quinoa?

Question by : How do I know when the saponins are removed from quinoa?
I’m cooking quinoa for the first time but I rinsed the quinoa and i dont see/smell any difference

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Answer by Jane
Why would your want to remove them?

I doubt a rinse would remove them from the quinoa.

http://www.phytochemicals.info/phytochemicals/saponins.php

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2 thoughts on “How do I know when the saponins are removed from quinoa?”

  1. You don’t need to know, and you don’t need to remove them either because saponins are good for you- they are phytochemicals which are reported to reduce cholesterol among other benefits. Just wash it well to remove any dust/dirt that’s accumulated during picking/packing and follow the instructions on the packet. You wouldn’t be able to tell even if they had been removed, which they wouldn’t be anyway because they are an intrinsic part of quinoa.You’ll know it’s cooked because you’ll see a little spiral thing that comes from the grain.

    BTW- were you Lennie? I thought that was great.

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