Quinoa

QUINUA1 Quinoa is a word in Quechua which means a native grain of the Andes, often remembered as the sacred food of ancient Andean cultures.

Quinoa is rich in vitamins B, C, E, thiamin, riboflavin, carbohydrates, fiber and has a high content of minerals such as phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron and zinc; highlighting the presence of acids, omega 6 and omega 3.

«Quinoa is one of the few plant foods that is nutritionally complete, ie having a proper balance of protein, carbohydrates and minerals necessary for human life,» says a document of the FAO.

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