The Health Food Emporium Quinoa is rich in protein, dietary fibre, B vitamins, and dietary minerals in amounts greater than in many grains. It is a gluten free complex carbohydrate, easy to digest and contains a balanced set of essential amino acids with a protein content of 14.1%. It is a good choice for vegans and vegetarians. Quinoa also has a low glycaemic index.
Quinoa is a recently rediscovered ancient grain once considered ‘the gold of the Incas’.