I visited that quinoa.net site Nomad - good site. Ironically I also had a book (The Clear Skin Prescripton by Dr. Perricone) open to a quinoa recipe and they noted the same site! So, here's a snippet for clarification:
"Quinoa is not a true cereal grain but is technically a fruit of the Chenopodium family. Chenopodium plants have characteristic leaves shaped like a goose foot. The genus also includes our common weed, lamb's-quarters. Quinoa is an annual herb that grows from three to six feet high, and like millet its seeds are in large clusters at the end of the stalk."
Also, you can order in bulk - by case, or contact your grocer to order. They're in Gardena, CA. Right now you can order INCA RED QUINOA in single boxes $2.99 ea. I did a mock order to figure shipping: for 6 boxes s/h was $9.50 to my zip code in OK. Just fyi. If I couldn't get this at my grocer, I might buy those boxes and put them in the freezer or ask some friends to go in on it.
My Clear Skin book says (as does the quinoa site) that quinoa contains more protein than any grain at an avg of 16.2% (wheat: 14%). SOME varieties have 20%!
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