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11 Proven Health Benefits of Quinoa

Quinoa, pronounced ‘keen-wa’ is a great wheat-free alternative to starchy grains. There are two types: red and creamy white. Both types are slightly bitter when cooked and open up to release little white curls (like a tail) as they soften.

Grown in South America (Peru, Chile and Bolivia) for thousands of years, quinoa formed the staple diet of the Incas and their descendants. In recent years, foodies in the UK and the US have heralded it as a superior alternative to bulgur wheat, couscous and rice. Though it often occupies a similar role to these grains in dishes, quinoa is actually in the same family as beets, chard and spinach.

https://authoritynutrition.com/11-proven-benefits-of-quinoa/

100.00g

RI

Energy 1317kJ / 315kcal 14.50%
Fat 17.40g 25.00%
Including saturated fatty acids 1.43g 7.00%
Carbohydrates 21.20g 6.50%
Including sugars < 0.50g < 1.00%
Fibre 10.00g 36.00%
Protein 9.29g 18.00%
Salt 1.07g 14.00%
Total Omega 3-fatty Acids 1.22g *

Nutrition Facts

Reference intake of an average adult (8400kj / 2000kcal)