Is native to the Andean region of South America, but is also grown in Bolivia and Peru. Quinoa is a good source of protein and as it contains all 9 essential amino acids it can be described as a complete protein.
Other benefits include a significant source of dietary fibre, vitamins and minerals including phosphorous, magnesium, iron and calcium.
Quinoa is gluten free and has a nutty taste but must be cooked before consuming. Cook similar to rice. Available in red, black or white.