Quinoa is the name is derived from the Spanish spelling of the Quechua name kinwa. It is considered a very healthy grain and is well-known for its protein content and other nutrition’s. While it does have a decent amount, it’s not actually the amount of protein that’s so impressive. Instead it’s the type of protein. Quinoa has the perfect balance of all nine amino acids essential for human nutrition. This type of complete protein is rarely found in plant foods, though common in meats. Quinoa also offers a good dose of fiber and iron.
- Quinoa is a protein-rich foods.
- Quinoa contains almost twice as much fiber as most other grains
- Quinoa contains Iron.
- The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients in quinoa also make it a likely candidate for cancer risk reduction in humans
- Quinoa is a good source of fiber—one of the key macronutrients needed for health blood sugar regulation.
- Quinoa can also provide small amounts of the omega-3 fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).
Quinoa supports good health, as it's one of the only plant foods that's a complete protein, offering all the essential amino acids in a perfect balance. It has the protein complete and the quinoa grains have an usually high ratio of protein to carbohydrate, Quinoa is also highest of all the whole grains in potassium, which helps control blood pressure.
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