English: cooked red quinoa

English: cooked red quinoa (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) has the highest nutritional profile and cooks the fastest of all grains. It is an extremely high-energy grain and has been grown and consumed for about 8,000 years on the high plains of the Andes Mountains in South America. The Incas were able to run such long distances at such a high altitude because of this
powerful grain.

Characteristics
-Contains all eight amino acids to make it a complete protein
-Has a protein content equal to milk
-High in B vitamins, iron, zinc, potassium, calcium & vitamin E
-Gluten-free; easy to digest
-Ideal food for endurance
-Strengthens the kidneys, heart, and lungs

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