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Quinoa is mainly grown in the Andean countries and is often referred to as ‘the golden grain of the Andes’
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Quinoa is considered a seed (vegetable) but is eaten like a grain
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Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) is a highly nutritious crop containing more protein than most other plant foods
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12 things you should know about quinoa
I’m always a little suspicious of anything that gets touted as a ‘superfood’. Which is why it took me a while to get around to trying quinoa. My first encounter was with puffed quinoa as part of an exploration of new breakfast cereals. Not very inspiring unless you come from the school of thought that cereal should resemble styrofoam and be useful as a packing material.... Details