Quinoa is an indigenous plant of South American countries such as Bolivia, Chile and Peru and has gained in huge popularity among people due its many nutrients.



This plant is rich with protein, magnesium, fiber, potassium, iron, calcium, phosphorus and B vitamins, Vitamin F and antioxidants. Quinoa is among the very few edible plants which contain all 9 types of amino acids. 
Quinoa seed can properly replace wheat and rice due to its easier digestion and less calories. 
Types of quinoa
Quinoa seeds come in white, red and black colors. White quinoa which is also called golden quinoa is more delicate and lighter than other colors and it cooks up a bit fluffier than other types of quinoa.
Red quinoa which takes on a brownish hue when cooked is a bit sweeter. They are often the quinoa of choice for cold salads. Black quinoa is sweeter than white quinoa and holds its color after being cooked. 
The most important properties of quinoa 
Quinoa is gluten-free and it is so suggested to people who seek gluten-free food. Gluten is a kind of protein found in barley and wheat to which some people are allergic. 
Because of high levels of protein and low-calorie, this plant is very popular among athletes. Due to high amounts of fiber in quinoa, it gives a sense of long-term satiation and provides energy for the body. 
High Glycemic Index (GI) is a factor that increases hunger and leads to obesity. Use of high GI foodstuff increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases and Type 2 diabetes. Quinoa GI is 53, which is considered to be low. Quinoa can also control high blood sugar. Moreover, calcium in quinoa can increase bone density. Eating quinoa is beneficial for pregnant women, children and people suffering from feebleness. 
Quinoa seeds contain natural antioxidants called flavin which is very useful for human’s health. These antioxidants have anti-inflammatory, anti-virus and anticancer properties and may decrease the risk of cancer. 
Fiber in quinoa attaches to the acids in the liver and cause bad cholesterol in the blood to decrease. As this plant lacks any cholesterol, fiber in quinoa can absorb water and facilitate the movement of bowels. This way, quinoa can treat constipation and prevent from the intestine cancer. 
Quinoa is good for alleviating migraine pains as well as for healing the scars.