One of the best reasons to enjoy quinoa is because it has a high-protein content, which makes it a great cholesterol-free product. It provides all 9 essential Amino Acids, making it a complete low-fat source of Protein, Iron and Fibre for vegetarians and vegans.
Quinoa is a Gluten-free and Cholesterol-free whole grain, is kosher for Passover, and is almost always organic. It is also a very good source of iron, Vitamin B2, and Magnesium. Iron is good for the production of red blood cells and oxygen transportation. Vitamin B2 is responsible for energy, metabolism in the brain and muscle cells. Magnesium is involved in everything from nerve impulses, detoxification, and the formation of healthy bones and teeth.
Low calorie Quinoa
Quinoa is relatively low in calories. One cup of cooked Quinoa provides 222 calories. But of course, watch what you add to the mix however, as it is during the cooking process that most of the calories and fat will be added, depending on how you prepare it.
While it is usually considered to be a whole grain, it is actually a seed, but can be prepared like whole grains such as rice or barley.
For allergens see ingredients in BOLD.