|English Name:||Quinoa Seeds/Chenopodium quinoa|
|Arabic Name:||بذور الكينوا|
|Hindi Name:||क्विनोआ के बीज|
Quinoa (pronounced “keen-wah”) is a type of edible seed that comes in various colors including black, red, yellow, and white. The plant has been cultivated for about 5000 years and is indigenous to the Andean region of South America, specifically Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, and Peru. After the seeds are harvested they undergo processing to remove the natural saponins, a bitter-tasting chemical compound coating the exterior that acts as a natural pesticide.
Quinoa is gluten-free and packed with nutrients like protein, zinc, fiber, and folate, as well as antioxidants. Quinoa doesn’t take long to prepare, and you can add it to your diet in both sweet and savory dishes.
Quinoa Health Benefits:
- May lower the risk of chronic disease.
- May help you lose weight.
- May help balance blood sugar.
- Suitable for those with celiac disease and gluten intolerance.
- May improve gut health.
- Heart Health.
- Gluten-free and great for people with gluten intolerance.
- High in important vitamins and minerals.
- Higher in fiber than many grains.