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Quinoa, pronounced Keen-Wah, is this magical food and to give you a great basic introduction. Wikipedia states it best when they say this “… amazing food source was of great nutritional importance in pre-Columbian Andean civilizations.

In contemporary times, this crop has become highly appreciated for its nutritional value, as its protein content is very high (12%–18%). Unlike wheat or rice (which are low in lysine), and like oats, quinoa contains a balanced set of essential amino acids for humans, making it an unusually complete protein source among plant foods. It is a good source of dietary fiber and phosphorus and is high in magnesium and iron.

Quinoa is gluten-free and considered easy to digest. Because of all these characteristics, quinoa is being considered a possible crop in NASA’s Controlled Ecological Life Support System for long-duration manned spaceflights.”

Quinoa as an amazing addition to a diet for its complete protein and amino acid boost compared to alternatives such as brown rice. Quinoa actually has almost double the amount of protein and double the amount of dietary fiber when compared to brown rice, which is quite impressive

Store Quinoa as you would other grains: 5 gallon bucket, mylar bag with oxy absorbers. Should have a fairly long shelf life (several years min) if stored properly, like other grains.
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