The lowdown on Quinoa

quinoa facts

Quinoa is an ancient grain with substantial nutritional content, which is why I prefer to choose quinoa over rice and other grain products.

Quinoa contains all 11 essential amino acids therefore, it is a complete protein source (Perfect for vegetarians!). This is rare for plant-based foods.

1/4 cup Quinoa (uncooked) contains 6g of protein versus white rice at 3g of protein per 1/4 cup.

Additionally, quinoa is a great source of iron and fibre.

1/4 cup of quinoa contains 3g fibre whereas 1/4 cup white rice contains 0g.

Quinoa also has a low glycemic index. Keeps you satisfied longer by raising your blood sugars slowly.

Another benefit is that quinoa is gluten-free for those of you who are gluten sensitive.

Another plus…. quinoa tastes good as a salad, in baked goods, hot, cold, puffed, eaten as oatmeal….any way you like!

Published by Brooke Bliss, BScFN, RYT-500

My name is Brooke Bliss. I am a yogi, traveller, and food enthusiast. I am a graduate of Western University's B.Sc. Honors Nutrition & Dietetics program and a 500-hour certified yoga teacher. I love to share my healthy, whole-food recipes, nutrition facts, yoga and lifestyle tips. Thank you for stopping by my page. Namaste :)

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