White quinoa from Puno.
Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa will) is considered one of the grains richest in protein, given by the amino acids that make it up: Leucine, isoleucine, methionine, phenylamine, threonine, tryptophan and valine. The concentration of lysine in the Quinoa protein is almost double in relation to other cereals and grasses.
Quinoa, in addition to the B vitamins, contains vitamin C, E, thiamine, rivoflavin. Quinoa has a high content of minerals, such as phosphorous, potassium, magnesium and calcium, among others. People who due to their own circumstances are forced to consume little milk and dairy products, have an ideal substitute in quinoa for calcium supply.
It does not have cholesterol, it does not form fats in the body, due to the presence of oleic and linoleic fatty acids in quinoa. It has fiber and is easily digestible and metabolic.