You may have heard of Quinoa, or maybe it’s part of your daily diet!
But do you know why it’s called a “superfood?” Mostly because it’s loaded with protein, fiber and minerals — and for anyone who needs to steer clear of gluten, it doesn’t contain any of that.
Here are some fun facts you might now know:
- Quinoa is a grain crop that is grown for its edible seeds.
- It technically isn’t a cereal grain, but a “seed” that is prepared and eaten similarly to a grain.
- Quinoa was an important crop for the Inca Empire. They referred to it as the “mother of all grains” and believed it to be sacred.
- It has been consumed for thousands of years in South America, although it only became trendy and reached “superfood status” a few years ago.
- Today, Quinoa and products made with it all over the world and there are three main types: white, red and black.
Source: Health Ambition
Click here for a yummy recipe starring Quinoa that’s a new twist on a sweet treat!: Chocolate Quinoa Cupcakes.