Properties of quinoa for our health
Quinoa is much more than a simple grain, and can be listed as a “superfood”. It ‘s composition is 70% carbohydrates, and 15% proteins, with some lipids (lipids), fiber and many vital minerals making up the rest of the seed.
The proportion of carbohydrates is quite similar to that of cereals. However, its high protein content and amino acids is what makes quinoa so interesting. Quinoa is the only plant that exists that has a similar level of amino acids as soy. Quinoa also contains the nine essential amino acids, including lecithin (lysine), that constitute a complete protein. This makes quinoa a highly recommended part of a vegetarian diet.
Quinoa is also gluten-free, so people with celiac disease have a great nutritional option.