Quinoa - 500g
- A plant-based source of protein
- High fiber content
- A source of antioxidants
- Helps meet manganese requirements
- Good source of iron
- A source of folate
- Provides magnesium
- Contains quercetin and kaempferol
Plant experts classify quinoa as a pseudocereal, not a grain. This means that it is a nongrassy plant that food producers can use in much the same way as cereals and grains. It also has a similar nutritional profile.
Manufacturers can mill or grind the seeds of pseudograins into flour, as with other grains and cereals.
Nutritionally, quinoa is a whole grain. Whole grains include the entire grain seed without removing any of its parts.
Whole grains provide essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber that might otherwise not be available after removing parts of the grain.
Quinoa is naturally gluten-free.