Quinoa is loaded with protein, about 17%, which is more than any other grain available! This grain is also high in iron, calcium, potassium and other valuable nutrients and most commonly used as a substitute for rice in many recipes.
Quinoa has been dated to approximately 3000 BC. The word "quinoa" is pronounced "KEEN-wah" and comes from the Spanish word quinua. Quinoa is naturally gluten free and can be substituted in place of rice in many recipes.