Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is a complete plant based source of protein. Quinoa’s high protein content, gluten free nature, high fibre, and low glycemic index has made it a popular substitute for starchy alternatives like rice and wheat in the health conscious and dieting world.
- Nutrient Rich: Overcomes the nutrition deficiency of common grains in protein, omega 3s, heart healthy mono saturated fats like oleic acid. Quinoa is a good source of RDA nutrients like foliate, copper, and phosphorous in contrast to wheat. Calcium is concentrated in quinoa. Twice that found in whole wheat.
- Antioxidant Property: Concentration of quercetin and kaempferol flavonoids in quinoa can sometimes be greater than their concentration of high-flavonoid berries like cranberry.
- Fiber: Quinoa is a good source of fiber, a key nutrient in regulation of blood sugar.
- Gluten Free: Decreased allergy risk, due to absence of gluten compared to wheat and digestibility due to fiber source also makes it a good alternative food source for children and toddlers.
- Heart Healthy Fats: Quinoa contains higher fats compared to wheat etc, but they are mono saturated fats in the form oleic acid.
- Protein Source: The protein provided by quinoa is considered to be a complete protein source with great amounts of amino acids lysine and isoleucine.
- Vitamin E Source: Belonging to a spinach/beet’s family, quinoa is a good source of vitamin E.
NUTRITION FACT :
Serving Size 20g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 166 - Calories from Fat 25