Sounds like a superfood to me. I looked it up and found this information-quinoa is an amino acid-rich (protein) seed that has a fluffy, creamy, slightly crunchy texture and a somewhat nutty flavor when cooked. (sounds a little like barley to me) Quinoa is a relative of leafy green vegetables like spinach and Swiss chard. This recently rediscovered ancient "grain" was once considered "the gold of the Incas."
1/4 cup has 158 calories and the following food values given as per cent of daily food requirement:
48% manganese, 22% magnesium and iron, 17% of tryptophan, copper and phosphorus. No doubt there are also antioxidants since it is related to spinach. Would you post some of your recipes please?
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