It exudes a yummy nutty flavor when cooked and has a fluffy, creamy, slightly crunchy texture.
Quinoa was once called “the gold of the Incas,” who saw its value in increasing the stamina of their warriors.
This is a good choice for vegans concerned about adequate protein intake. It is especially well-endowed with the amino acid lysine, which is essential for tissue growth and repair.
In addition to protein, quinoa has a number of other health-building nutrients. It is a very good source of magnesium, iron, copper, and phosphorus. This “grain” may be especially valuable for persons with migraine headaches, diabetes, and atherosclerosis.