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Quinoa

The Quinoa is a super-food in terms of its overall benefits. It provides significant amounts of antioxidants, protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. The seeds of this South American plant are a rich source of anti-inflammatory compounds, and omega-3 fatty acid.

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The Quinoa is regarded as a perfect source of vitamin E which is closely associated with a beautiful, youthfull skin and hair. It is a good source of calcium – the key element for your healthy nails.

What makes the Quinoa so unique? In fact, this plant features a high concentration of nutrients and certain health-supportive elements for the calories it contains. One portion of cooked Quinoa weighs at about 45-50 g and contains 155 calories. Only one serving of Quinoa provides you with a daily amount of fiber, vitamins and minerals.

Another advantage is that it is a time-saving product and is easy to cook. It takes only 15 minutes to prepare this delicious and valualable dish. Quinoa can be eaten as a grain, or ground into flour.

The unrivaled nutrient benefits of Quinoa have been known for 5000 years. There are more than 200 varieties of this plant. The most common type features a sandy-white colour.