So I have recently started eating quinoa pretty frequently, as a substitute for pasta, potatoes, rice etc.
The other day i noticed that on the back of the bag of the quinoas it said, that you are supposed to rinse before cooking, because of their natural saponin content. As I didn’t know what saponin was, I got curious and started to google around for some information.
However, I have not yet come up with a lot of negative effects to eating saponin, instead I have found it is supposed to raise testerone levels and as a bonus reduce the risk of intestinal cancer.
Since the bag suggest to rinse before cooking, I figure there must be some sort of downside or negative health aspects to eating saponin. If anyone knows anything on the matter, it would be highly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.