Pronounced "keen-wah", this easy to prepare little seed is related to spinach and swiss chard. It contains more vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants than any other grain. In fact, you’ll get an impressive list of vitamin B6, thiamin, niacin, potassium, and riboflavin, plus minerals like copper, zinc, magnesium, and folate, as well as the antioxidants phytonutrients quercetin and kaempferol, which lend anti-inflammatory and disease-fighting prowess to each bowl consumed.
One cup of quinoa has about as much protein as two deli slices of chicken breast, or about 15 percent protein by weigh.
I love the mild nutty taste of white quinoa tossed with tomato, avocado, and black beans best.