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Nutrients in Quinoa
Quinoa contains more protein than most grains and offers a more evenly balanced array of amino acids, the building blocks of protein, making quinoa an excellent protein source for vegetarians. Quinoa is being considered by NASA as a crop for Controlled Ecological Life Support System (CELSS) because of its high protein value and unique amino acid composition. Quinoa is an excellent source of magnesium and manganese. It's a very good source of protein, vitamin B2, vitamin E, and dietary fiber. It's a good source of the minerals iron, phosphorus, copper, and zinc.

Quinoa Whole Grain
Traditional
Inca Red & Black
Serving Size:1/4 cup dry (42g) Serving Size:1/4 cup dry (42g)
Dietary Fiber 3g Dietary Fiber 4g
  • Soluble 36% (1.08g)
  • Soluble 36% (1.44g)
  • In-Soluble 64%(1.92g)
  • In-Soluble 64% (2.56g)
Sugars 3g Sugars 5g
Glycemic Index: 35

Quinoa Facts
Although quinoa is a seed from a plant in the spinach family, its traditional preparation is similar to grains like millet. Unlike other plant proteins, this relative of spinach and beets contains all the amino acids, including lysine, in its seeds. Considered a whole grain, Chenopodium quinoa has been a staple in South American cuisine for centuries.

 

 

 

 




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