Quinoa (pronounced as KEEN-wah) dates back three to four thousand years ago when the Incas first realized that the quinoa seed was fit for human consumption. They believed it increased the stamina of their warriors. The Quinoa Corporation even calls quinoa as the “Supergrain of The Future”.

This supergrain offers a double punch of nutrition by being both in fiber and in protein. In fact, it contains more protein than any other grain while also packing in iron and potassium. This superfood is classified as a whole grain and is naturally gluten-free.

This nutty-flavored food also happens to be very high in antioxidants, which are increased even further after the seeds are sprouted.

With the health benefits that you can get from quinoa, you may want to add this superfood in your daily diet. Try these 5 delicious quinoa recipes!

Sausage, Shrimp & Quinoa Skillet

sausage shrimp and quinoa skillet

 

Quinoa and Roasted Pepper Chili

quinoa and roasted pepper chili

Quinoa Enchilada Casserole

quinoa enchilada casserole

 

Blueberry Breakfast Quinoa

Blueberry breakfast quinoa

 

Strawberry Quinoa Salad

strawberry quinoa salad

 

Recipes are cited from www.myrecipes.com and damndelicious.net

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