Quinoa and Maca

Nutrition

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

Due to its composition rich in nutrients, it is considered a very complete food. It has been included by NASA in astronaut diets for long-term space travel.

Quinoa produces proteins, unstaturaded fatty acids, minerals (calcium, iron and magnesium), vitamins (E, B1, B2 and niacin) and phosphorus. Its high content in dietary fiber (2.8 grams per 100 grams of cooked quinoa) induces a sensation of satiety.

Recipes

What People Say

News

“Quinoa is considered as a new crop for the Controlled Ecological Life Support System (CELSS) because of its high protein values (12-18%) and unique amino acid composition. This crop, rich in protein and with desirable proportions of important amino acids, may provide greater versatility in meeting the needs of humans on long-term space missions. Initial results indicate that quinoa could be an excellent crop for CELSS because of the high concentration of protein, ease of use, versatility in preparation, and potential for greatly increased yields in controlled environments.”

Source:
https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/19940015664
NASA

“The findings of a year-long survey which took place in 2014-15 of 150 Peruvian households undertaken by the International Trade Centre (ITC) found trade in quinoa has benefited some of the world’s poorest farmers, most of whom are women. “

Source:
https://www.intracen.org/news/Trade-in-quinoa-benefits-rural-communities-in-Peruvian-High-Plateau/
International Trade Centre

“Rich in antioxidants, fiber and protein, quinoa is the perfect fitness food. It aids in the fight against diseases, muscle repair and lowers blood pressure.”

Source:
https://www.bodybuilding.com/content/3-reasons-quinoa-is-a-damn-near-perfect-fitness-food.html Body Building

Geographical distribution

Quinoa Production Areas in Peru

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