Quinoa is one of the world's most popular health foods. Quinoa is gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain sufficient amounts of all nine essential amino acids... It is also high in fiber, magnesium, B vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and various beneficial antioxidants.Quinoa is a grain crop that is grown for its edible seeds. It’s pronounced KEEN-wah.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 was an important crop for the Inca Empire. They referred to it as the "mother of all grains" and believed it to be sacred.
It has been eaten for thousands of years in South America and only recently became a trend food, even reaching superfood status.
These days, you can find quinoa and quinoa products all over the world, especially in health food stores and restaurants that emphasize natural fo