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Top 11 health benefits of a Quinoa Snack

Updated: Aug 26

What is quinoa?

‘keen-wa’, is a gluten-free alternative to starchy grains. Although it often occupies a similar role to grains in dishes, quinoa is actually a seed from the same family as beets, chard and spinach. It is high in protein and an important plant source of all nine essential amino acids.


Benefits

✓ contains magnesium, B-vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and antioxidants

✓ very high in protein - higher than most grains

✓ referred to as a complete Protein

✓ one of world’s most popular health foods

✓ contains the plant compounds quercetin and kaempferol

✓ gluten-free: perfect for people with gluten intolerance

✓ high in important minerals

✓ has a low-mid level glycemic index - good for blood sugar control, beneficial effects on metabolic health

✓ high in antioxidants

✓ may help in weight loss

✓ makes for a very nutritious snack


The Bottom Line​

Quinoa is rich in fiber, minerals, antioxidants, protein and contains all nine essential amino acids. It is one of the healthiest and most nutritious foods on the planet.


Q-9 SuperFood Snacks, which are made from quinoa, deliver a nutrient-dense, crunchy chip option for consumers. We strive to delight our consumers, both young and those young-at-heart, with our delicious better for you snacks. Try them today!

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