Quinoa Nutrition


Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is an amazing wheat-free alternative to starchy grains. Quinoa is rich in protein, contains a good amount of fiber and minerals, and one of the rare plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids. It is also rich in fiber, iron, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, B vitamins, calcium, vitamin E and various beneficial antioxidants. Quinoa is rich in anti-inflammatory phytonutrients, which make it very beneficial for human health in the prevention and treatment of disease. Quinoa also contains small amounts of the heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and, has a higher amount of monounsaturated fat. Its high fiber content makes it a slowly digested carbohydrate, thus making it a good low-GI option. There are hundreds of cultivated types of quinoa, but the most common types of quinoa that are available are red quinoa, white quinoa, black quinoa, quinoa flour, and quinoa flakes. Quinoa Nutrition Profile Botanically, quinoa isn’t…