Quinoa originated in the Andean region of Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia and Chile. Traditionally, quinoa grain is harvested by hand, and only rarely by machine.
Health Benefits of Quinoa Seeds
Raw, uncooked quinoa is 13% water, 64% carbohydrates, 14% protein and 6% fat. Nutritional evaluations indicate that a 100 g (3.5 oz) serving of raw quinoa is a rich source (20% or higher of the Daily Value, DV) of protein, dietary fiber, several B vitamins and dietary minerals. Quinoa is gluten-free and considered easy to digest.
Quinoa is also high in fiber, magnesium, B-vitamins, potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin E, and various beneficial antioxidants.
Quinoa helps to heart health, to weight loss, to prevent cancer, reduces diabetes risk