Quinoa is a highly nutritious food and contains more protein than any other grain. It is considered a complete protein because it contains all eight essential amino acids. Quinoa is also higher in unsaturated fats and lower in carbohydrates than most grains and provides a rich, balanced source of vital nutrients.
Quinoa is a healthy alternative to protein-rich foods such as beef or cheese. Quinoa is gluten-free; easy to digest and contains a balanced set of essential amino acids for humans (protein content 12%–18%), making it a good choice for vegetarians and vegans.