QUINOA: THE SUPERGRAIN OF THE ANDES
This pearl-shaped, nearly perfect nutrition source was so revered by the Incas that they called it “chisaya mama” or “mother grain.” We call it nutty, delicious and endlessly versatile. Learn about the impact of Alter Eco quinoa
- Quinoa is an edible seed related to beets and spinach.
- This ancient grain has been cultivated for over 4,000 years.
- Quinoa has all 9 essential amino acids, making it a complete protein.
- NASA is considering quinoa for its Controlled Ecological Life Support System (CELSS) due to its high protein, mineral and antioxidant concentrations.