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Rinsing rids quinoa of the bitter saponin, which coats the seed.
This removes a natural pesticide found on the exterior of the kernels known as saponins.
One reason quinoa has only recently become popular outside the Andes is that the grains are covered by saponins, a bitter tasting substance.
More recipes: Quinoa comes with a pest-repellent coating called saponin.
Doing so removes the outer layer called saponin, which can lend an unpleasantly bitter flavor.
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