View Full Version : Quinoa: A Protein-Packed Alternative to Grains

11-04-2008, 07:57 PM

Quinoa (pronounced keh-NO-ah or, sometimes, KEEN-wah) is a relative newcomer to the American pantry. The tiny, ancient Peruvian seed, which has a mild, nutty flavor, is related to leafy green vegetables and is often used like a grain. Quinoa is as versatile as rice but it has a protein content that is superior to that of most grains, because it contains all the essential amino acids. In particular, quinoa is high in lysine, an amino acid important for tissue growth and repair. It?s also a good source of manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and copper, and it has a high iron content.

11-04-2008, 08:37 PM
Thanks, I am going to have to look for this next time I go grocery shopping. I've seen Giada use it before on Everyday Italian : )

J- Bizz245
11-04-2008, 08:39 PM
tastes damn good too!!

i've only had the dark kind. is there a different name for the lighter colored stuff?

cell technical
11-04-2008, 08:41 PM
My local Whole Foods sells organic quinoa in bulk for $3.00 a pound. I eat a few servings a week.