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Technical Name : Chenopodium quinoa


Taste Profile

It has a nutty and grain-like flavour.

Usage Tips

  1. Quinoa is best to use in pilafs, scrambles, casseroles, soups, and salads.
  2. It can be used as a breakfast cereal.

Common names and forms

  1. Chenopodium Quinoa
  2. Natural Quinoa
  3. Naturally Raw Quinoa
  4. Organic Quinoa
  5. Pure Quinoa
  6. Pure, Raw, Natural Quinoa
  7. Quinoa Grain
  8. Quinoa Seeds
  9. Whole Grain Quinoa
  10. Whole Quinoa Seeds


Quinoa is a flowering plant that belongs to the amaranth family grown for its edible starchy seeds or grains. Quinoa looks quite similar to couscous and is a great substitute for rice and other grains. It is prepared like a grain but is actually a seed that is gluten-free.

Health benefits

  • It is rich in fibre content that helps to relieve constipation.(1)
  • It also prevents heart disease and diabetes.(1)
  • Quinoa seeds have a high content of protein containing all amino acids.(1)
  • Quinoa seeds contain iron which helps in regulation of body temperature, enzyme activity, and energy metabolism.(1)
  • It also contains lysine which helps in tissue growth and repair.(1)
  • Magnesium content is high in it that helps in detoxification, energy production, and formation of healthy bones and teeth.(1)

Selection Guide

Choose quinoa with no moisture. Do not buy in excess quantity as it expands to triple its original size when cooked.


Excessive consumption of quinoa can affect the inner lining of the intestine that can cause leaky gut syndrome.(2)

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