Quinoa, pronounced keen-wah, is considered “the supergrain of the future”.
Actually, it’s not a grain at all, but rather the seed of a leafy plant in the goosefoot family that’s distantly related to spinach.
As a complete protein, quinoa contains all eight essential amino acids. It is also higher in unsaturated fats and lower in carbohydrates than most grains.
Selecting and Storing Quinoa
Before cooking, rinse quinoa to remove its sap-like (saponin ) coating. Store quinoa in a tightly closed container in a cool, dry place.