Quinoa is a very important superfood, a grain crop that is grown for its edible seeds. It is pronounced KEEN-wah. It is Very High in Protein, With All The Essential Amino Acids That we Need, including Lysine.
Quinoa contains almost twice as much fiber as most other grains. Fiber is most widely known to relieve constipation. It also helps to prevent heart disease by reducing high blood pressure and diabetes. It is rich in minerals and antioxidants promoting overall health and wellbeing. Unlike other grains, it doesn’t contain any gluten!
With 8 grams of quality protein per cup of cooked quinoa (or 4.5 grams per 100 grams), quinoa is an excellent plant-based protein source for vegetarians and vegans. Quinoa can be boiled but you can also sprout it to enjoy its full nutrititional benefits. You can add it to salads, warm vegetable dishes and you can also prepare it as a sweet dessert!