Redwood Nutrition - Organic Quinoa (Peru)

Redwood Nutrition - Organic Quinoa (Peru)

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Benefits:

  • Very nutritious

  • Contains the plant compounds quercetin and kaempferol

  • Very high in fiber, much higher than most grains

  • Gluten-free and perfect for people with gluten intolerance

  • Very high in protein, with all the essential amino acids

  • Has a low glycemic index, which is good for blood sugar control

  • High in important minerals like iron and magnesium

  • Has beneficial effects on metabolic healt

  • Very high in antioxidants

  • May help you lose weight

  • Easy to incorporate into the diet

This is the nutrient content in 1 cup (185 grams). This applies to cooked quinoa (2):

  • Protein: 8 grams.
  • Fiber: 5 grams.
  • Manganese: 58% of the RDA.
  • Magnesium: 30% of the RDA.
  • Phosphorus: 28% of the RDA.
  • Folate: 19% of the RDA.
  • Copper: 18% of the RDA.
  • Iron: 15% of the RDA.
  • Zinc: 13% of the RDA.
  • Potassium: 9% of the RDA.
  • Over 10% of the RDA for vitamins B1, B2 and B6.
  • Small amounts of calcium, B3 (niacin) and vitamin E.

This is coming with a total of 222 calories, with 39 grams of carbs and 4 grams of fat. It also contains a small amount of omega-3 fatty acids.

Quinoa is non-GMO, gluten-free and usually grown organically. Even though technically not a grain, it still counts as a whole grain food.