Quinoa is an ancient crop used by Andean culture for millennia archaeological evidence suggests that quinoa may have been cultivated up to 9,000 years ago. This highly adaptable plant is able to grow at extremely high altitudes, up to 6,500 meters above sea level.
Quinoa consumption is currently popular among people who wants to improve and maintain their health due to the fact it is an excellent example of “functional food”. Quinoa can also be used in both common diets and vegetarian diets, as well as special diets for certain consumers, such as older adults, children, high-performance athletes, diabetics, celiac and people who are intolerant to lactose.
- rich in magnesium
- high in iron
- rich in antioxidant phytonutrients
- promotes heart health
- low glycemic
- high in lysine
- gluten free
- contains all essential amino acids