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Quinoa


Pronounced [KEEN-wah]A high protein grain popular in South American. Quinoa is a "complete protein" which means it contains all 7 essential amino acids. In addition it is low in saturated fat and carbohydrates than other grains.
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Substitute for quinoa

Millet, amaranth or couscou

Equivalents

1 lb.   =   3 cups uncooked, 9 cups cooked

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Nutrition Facts
(USDA#20035)
Serving Size
1 cup (170 grams)
Calories
626
Total Fat
10g
  Saturated Fat
1g
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
9mg
Potassium
957mg
Total Carbohydrates
109g
  Dietary Fiber
12g
  Sugars
0g
Protein
24g
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sci_04
1/14/2011
rinse quinoa before using to remove bitter coating
sci_04
1/14/2011
quinoa is available in red or white


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Recipes

Quick Quinoa With Dried Cranberries
A simple quinoa recipe that cooks in about 20 minutes.
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