Quinoa is not a grain so it is gluten free! It is a vegetable seed related to Swiss chard, spinach and beets. Quinoa is pronounced keen-wa not kwin-o-a. It is full of health benefits and is filling like a grain but with much more protein. Learn about its ancient history, and preparing […]
Quinoa comes from South America with it's origins from the Inca civilization making it a truly ancient grain. Quinoa has a high protein content, higher then other grains. Quinoa has between 16.2% - 20% protein, while rice has 7.5%, millet 9.9%, and wheat 14%. The protein quality is unusually high, making quinoa a complete protein. It's essential amino acid balance is similar to milk! It truly is one of the powerfoods.