The real quinoa is an increasingly known and appreciated food since its incredible flavor is joined by a very interesting contribution of vegetable proteins. p>
Originally from the Bolivian highlands, it has been cultivated for about 6,000 years and, traditionally, between 3000 and 4000 meters high. There is also a lot of tradition of its consumption and cultivation in Peru, nowadays it is also cultivated in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and other countries.
The quinoa has the special feature that it can be consumed as cereal, so it is also called pseudocereal. That is why we find most of its calories in the form of complex carbohydrates. It also contains about 16 grams of protein per 100 grams and unsaturated fats, because of its nutrient-rich composition, quinoa is undoubtedly one of the healthiest foods that exist.
In 1996 it was listed by the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) as one of the crops with a great future for humanity, due to its various benefits and uses, above all, as a great source to alleviate malnutrition problems.
Quinoa and health.
These are some of the exceptional features it offers us:
Quinoa nutritional information (per 100g dry)
The quinoa provides many essential amino acids as well as vitamins C, E, B1, B2, B3, E folic acid and minerals such as magnesium, calcium, iron and potassium.