Monday, November 12, 2012
Although Quinoa is considered an "ancient grain," quinoa (pronounced "keen-wah" is actually a cousin of leafy green vegetables like spinach and Swiss chard. It differs from its green and grain counterparts as a protein source. One cup of quinoa has 20 grams of protein. Quinoa is a gluten-free grainlike substance which also contains B-vitamins, magnesium, iron, and potassium.
Quinoa assist in preventing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, colon cancer, migraine headaches and breast cancer.