Quinoa checks all the boxes
✓Contains 9 Essential Amino Acids
✓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 glycemic index - good for blood sugar control, beneficial effects on metabolic health
✓High in antioxidants
✓May help in weight loss
✓Very nutritious snacks
The Bottom Line
Quinoa is rich in fiber, minerals, antioxidants, protein and nine essential amino acids. It is one of the healthiest and most nutritious foods on the planet.
Here are some surprising facts about quinoa that you may be interested to learn:
Quinoa actually isn't a grain, it is a seed.
Quinoa can grow almost anywhere, it is possible to grow quinoa in high altitudes, extremely cold weather, or hot weather.
Inca warriors ate balls of quinoa and fat to keep them going on long marches and in battle.
NASA has proposed quinoa as an ideal food for long-duration space flights.
Quinoa and corn are used for the production of beer in South America.
Quinoa is annual plant, which means it completes its life cycle in one year