- Quinoa is mother of grain and very nutritious.
- Quinoa is gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain sufficient amounts of all nine essential amino acids..
- It is also high in fibre, magnesium, B vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and various beneficial antioxidants.
- Quinoa is one of the most protein-rich foods we can eat.It is a complete protein containing all nine essential amino acids
- Quinoa contains almost twice as much fibre as most other grains. Fibre relieve constipation, lowers cholesterol and glucose levels, may lower your risk of developing haemorrhoids, and may help you to lose weight. It also helps to prevent heart disease by reducing high blood pressure and diabetes.
- Quinoa contains Iron.
- Quinoa contains lysine. Lysine is mainly essential for tissue growth and repair.
- Quinoa is rich in magnesium which helps reduce Type 2 diabetes by promoting healthy blood sugar control and and the formation of healthy bones and teeth.
- Quinoa has a high content of manganese
This is the nutrient content in 1 cup (185 grams) of cooked quinoa (2):
- Protein:8 grams.
- Fiber:5 grams.
- Manganese:58% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA).
- Magnesium:30% of the RDA.
- Phosphorus:28% of the RDA.
- Folate:19% of the RDA.
- Copper:18% of the RDA.
- Iron:15% of the RDA.
- Zinc:13% of the RDA.
- Potassium9% of the RDA.
- Over 10% of the RDA for vitamins B1, B2 and B6.
- Small amounts of calcium, B3 (niacin) and vitamin E.
- This comes with a total of 222 calories, with 39 grams of carbsand 4 grams of fat. It also contains a small amount of omega-3 fatty acids.