A tiny seedlike grain native to the Andes mountains. Pronounced “keen-wah,” this small grain
packs a powerhouse of complete protein and numerous amino acids not normally found in large amounts in most whole grains, particularly lysine, which aids digestion. Quinoa grains are quite delicate, so nature has coated them with an oily substance called saponin. If the grain isn’t rinsed well, it can have a bitter taste. Quinoa has a lovely, nutty taste and cooks quickly, qualities that make it a great whole-grain addition to your menus.

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