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What is it?
Quinoa is a grain that has some secret nutritional properties making it known, as a functional food .
The grain is native to South America and is rich in proteins, lipids, fibres, vitamins and minerals and a balance of amino acids .
It is also gluten free!
What makes quinoa so special is that it is a source of complete protein due to the amino acid composition (ideal protein equilibrium recommendation) . This characteristic is not a part of other cereal sources, making it a valuable plant-based source of protein. Quinoa also out-does’ other cereals in the amounts of lipid, fibre, vitamins B, C, and E, as well as minerals, especially calcium, phosphorus, iron, and zinc .
How to cook it