Health Benefits Similar to wild rice, quinoa are seeds from the goosefoot plant that were first harvested by the South American Incas. The white, red and black varieties offer similar nutrients. It also has more quercetin, a heart-friendly antioxidant, than other grains, according to Brazilian researchers.
Cooking Tip Be sure to wash quinoa before boiling as it has a bitter coating of the chemical saponin. Have it in a salad with grapes, cashew nuts and a dash of apple cider vinegar.
Per Serving (about 40g or ¼ cup) 56kcal, 6.8g carbs, 0.8g dietary fibre, 0.7g fat (0.1g saturated), 0.5mg sodium