Most think that quinoa is a grain but it’s not a grain at all. It’s actually the seed of a leafy green plant and a not-so-distant cousin to spinach, chard, and beets. It grows best in mountainous regions, at 10,000 feet or more above sea level, thriving in the kind of extreme weather, thin air, and sandy alkaline soil that would be terrible for cultivating most crops. .
👌Incredible source of protein!
The protein content of quinoa ranges from 10% to 18%, making it a world-class source of vegetarian protein. Plus it’s a COMPLETE protein source, which means it contains ALL 9 essential amino acids—something exceptionally rare among plant-based foods. The World Health Organization has even rated the quality of protein in quinoa to be equivalent, or superior, to the protein found in milk products.🥛 🙌Loaded with lots of things your body needs.
Quinoa is an excellent source of phosphorous, iron, and the B vitamins—including niacin, thiamin, and B6. It contains high levels of potassium and riboflavin and is also a good source of zinc, copper, manganese, and magnesium. And if that weren’t enough, quinoa also contains folic acid and vitamin E. #nowyouknow #gotrysome #mondaymedicine #quinoa #yum