Guide to Alternative Medicine and the Digestive System

Anil Minocha, MD FACP FACG

Chapter 67: Quinoa: One Complete Vegetarian Food (continued)

KEY POINTS Quinoa is a fiber-richsource of nutrition and health benefits.1-5 Quinoa contains no gluten. Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) is considered a pseudocereal or pseudograin. The high nutritional value of quinoa has been recognized in South America for thousands of years. It is considered a complete food. While not a common household item, quinoa seed has a fluffy, creamy, slightly crunchy texture. Cooking tends to give it a distinct flavor. Quinoa flakes can be used as a breakfast cereal. QUINOA CONTENTS In addition to its…