Quinoa

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Health Benefits of Quinoa – the Mother Food

By | 2017-10-29T15:41:40+00:00 April 10th, 2012|Nutrition, PowerFoods|

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 […]

How to Cook Quinoa

By | 2017-10-29T15:42:10+00:00 November 2nd, 2010|Gluten Free, Grains, Recipes|

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.