i just wanted to bring more attention to this wonderful grain.
i've enjoyed it for years and believe it to be one of the healthiest foods around. it only takes 15 minutes to cook and you can use it as a healthier substitute for oatmeal, pasta, rice or potatoes. and it's protein profile is ideal for bodybuilding nutrition.
Quinoa - Supergrain Unique Qualities:
Quinoa contains more high quality protein than any other grain. Its protein content (12%18%) is very high.
Quinoa is the only known complete protein grain. Unlike wheat or rice (which are low in lysine), quinoa contains a balanced set of essential amino acids for humans, making it an unusually complete food. This means it takes less quinoa protein to meet one's needs than wheat protein.
It provides all the essential amino acids in a balanced pattern, close to the ideal set by the United National and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
It is a good source of dietary fiber and phosphorus and is high in magnesium and iron. Quinoa is gluten free and considered easy to digest. Because of all these characteristics, quinoa is being considered as a possible crop in NASA's Controlled Ecological Life Support System for long-duration manned spaceflights