Quinoa

 

  • Quinoa is a quick-cooking, gluten-free whole grain

  • It technically isn’t a cereal grain, but a pseudo-cereal, in other words, it is basically a “seed” which is prepared and eaten similarly to a grain.

  • Quinoa is considered a superfood.

  • Quinoa grows in a rainbow of colors, but the most commonly available are red quinoa, black quinoa and white quinoa.

  • With a mild, nutty flavor and a texture similar to rice or couscous, quinoa is one of the only grains or seeds that provides all nine essential amino acids our bodies can't produce themselves .

  • It's filled with protein, eight grams per one-cup serving, to be exact!

  • It contains large amounts of flavonoids, including quercetin and kaempferol. These are potent plant antioxidants with numerous health benefits.

  • Quinoa also offers a good dose of fiber and iron.

  • There are 111 calories in each 1/2 cup of cooked quinoa.

  • Quinoa is non-GMO, gluten-free and usually grown organically.

 

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