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Quinoa

WHAT’S QUINOA?

Quinoa is a small super grain that grows in the Andes area, specially Peru and Bolivia, and has been cultivated for about 6000 years. It was considered sacred for the Incan civilization and they called it “mother grain”

This small grains have a lot of proteins and are rich in calcium, magnesium, vitamins, minerals, fiber and amino acids. They are also cholesterol and gluten free.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations declared 2013 to be the “International Year of Quinoa” in recognition of the Andean people who has preserved quinoa as a food for present and future generations. The objective was to draw the world’s attention to the role that quinoa could play in providing food security, nutrition and poverty eradication. *

In conclusion, quinoa is a super-food that can improve your health just for being a part of your diet.

 

*Wikipedia