Quinoa is considered one of the Andean grains that is richest in protein. Quinoa is a gluten-free product, and contains all the essential amino acids: isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine. The concentration of lysine in the protein of quinoa is almost twice that of other cereals and pulses.
Its mineral content - which includes phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, calcium and other minerals – is higher than cereals and pulses. It is cholesterol free, easily digestible and has an important source of protein, with an average content between 10% and 16%, depending on the variety you choose, and can reach as high as 23%, making it comparable to other high-protein foods such as meat, milk and eggs. It is also a product rich in fiber, and its nutrient composition is superior to common cereals.
- Great source of protein
- Higher fiber count than most grains
- Contains all essential amino acids
- Good source of a variety of nutrients: Manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium
- Low amunts of carbohydrates and fat
- Gluten free
- Great for soups, stews and bakery
- Can be used in salads