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Quinoa is a nutritious and versatile crop that has gained popularity in recent years. It is a highly resilient crop that not only has superior nutritional quality vis-à-vis common cereals but can also withstand environments where other crops have difficulty to grow.

Quinoa is considered a “superfood” due to its impressive nutrient profile. It is a complete protein, meaning that it contains all nine essential amino acids, making it an excellent source of protein. Quinoa has a unique balance between oil (4-9%), protein (averaging 16%, with high nutritional relevance due to the ideal balance of its essential amino acid content), and carbohydrate (64%).

Quinoa is gluten-free and hence good for consumption by people with gluten intolerance. Similarly, it is food with low glycemic index (GI), a trait that makes it a perfect food for the people with diabetes.