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Quinoa is the seed of a plant known scientifically as Chenopodium quinoa.

It is high in many nutrients, and is often referred to as a “superfood.”

Quinoa may reduce blood cholesterol, blood sugar levels and triglycerides. It has a smaller impact on blood sugar levels than other gluten-free foods.

Quinoa has many qualities that make it a weight loss friendly food. It is high in protein and fiber, and has a relatively low glycemic index value.

It is usually boiled and consumed as a side dish, as breakfast porridge, added to salads, or used to thicken soups.