The supergrain quinoa offers a double punch of nutrition by being both high in fiber and in protein. See how to use it in
a variety of recipes from breakfast cereal to salads and hearty main dishes.
Text By: Anne Cain, M.S., R.D., MyRecipes, Photo: Randy Mayor
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Often referred to as the supergrain, quinoa (KEEN-wah) is high in fiber and high-quality protein. In fact, it contains more
protein than any other grain while also packing in iron and potassium. One half cup of quinoa has 14 grams of protein and
6 grams of fiber. This superfood is classified as a whole grain and is naturally gluten-free. Quinoa is a tiny grain that
cooks up like rice and has a mild, nutty flavor and a light, fluffy texture similar to couscous. You can find it next to other
grains in health-food stores and your supermarket.