Quinoa flour has a protein content averaging about 17%. This flour is also high in dietary
fibre. The high protein content can interfere with some baking, so many bakers recommend
mixing quinoa with other flours, rather than using it alone, as it can make dishes
seem heavy and stodgy.
Quinoa is a recently rediscovered ancient grain once considered ‘the gold of the Incas”. It is a gluten free complex carbohydrate, easy to digest and contains a balanced set of essential amino acids for humans with a protein content of 12—18% it is a good choice for vegans and vegetarians. Quinoa is also gluten free and has a low glycaemic index.
Black quinoa is a high source of lithium which helps with depression. it also contains more dietary fibre than the red and white quinoa.