Organic black quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) was once called ?the gold of the Incas? for increasing the stamina of Incan warriors. Quinoa is a naturally gluten-free seed that behaves like a grain when cooked. It's a delicious, nutrient-rich alternative to rice or couscous.
Quinoa is considered the most complete plant-based protein meaning it contains all essential amino acids making it a great protein alternative for vegetarians and vegans. Ordinarily black quinoa is highest in fibre with a one-cup serving having 5 grams of fibre however; Quinta Quinoa has 6g of fibre in a quarter cup!
Health Benefits of Black Quinoa
Because of this, it takes less quinoa protein to meet one's protein need than wheat protein. Quinoa is easy to digest and naturally contains no gluten. It is also a good source of dietary fiber, phosphorous, magnesium, and iron.
Black quinoa has more of an earthy flavor than white quinoa and is ever so slightly sweeter.
Quinoa is gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain sufficient amounts of all nine essential amino acids.. It is also high in fiber, magnesium, B vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and various beneficial antioxidants.