Quinoa, pronounced keen-wah, is considered "the supergrain of the future".
Actually, it's not a grain at all, but rather the seed of a leafy plant in the goosefoot family that's distantly related to spinach.
As a complete protein, quinoa contains all eight essential amino acids. It is also higher in unsaturated fats and lower in carbohydrates than most grains.
Glycemic Index = 53
Glycemic Load = 9
Before cooking, rinse quinoa to remove its sap-like (saponin) coating. Store quinoa in a tightly closed container in a cool, dry place.
Serving size: .2 cup(s)quinoaView Calorie Breakdown
Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 10 : 1
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