Once called "the gold of the Incas," quinoa is high in protein. And that's not all--it's a complete protein, meaning that it has all nine of the essential amino acids. It's especially loaded with the amino acid lysine, which is essential for tissue growth and repair. It's a very good source of manganese as well as magnesium, iron, copper, and phosphorus. So indications are that it can help people with migraine headaches, diabetes, and arterioscelerosis.
Quinoa is also a good source of riboflavin (also known as B2), which is necessary for proper energy production within cells.
Quinoa is gluten-free and easy to digest.
Look for red quinoa salad from Tofu Yu at the Farmers Market and other local markets!