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.


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Quinoa is the common name for Chenopodium quinoa, a flowering plant in the amaranth family Amaranthaceae. It is a herbaceous annual plant grown as a grain crop primarily for its edible 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.

After cooking, which is the typical preparation for eating, quinoa is 72% water, 21% carbohydrates, 4% protein and 2% fat and its nutrient contents are collectively and substantially reduced. In a 100 g (3.5 oz) serving, cooked quinoa provides 120 calories and is an excellent source of manganese and phosphorus (30% and 22% DV, respectively), and a moderate source (10-19% DV) of dietary fiber, folate, and the dietary minerals, iron, zinc and magnesium.

Quinoa is gluten-free and considered easy to digest.

Additional information

Weight1000 g

White Peru, Red, Black, White RSA