Quinoa is good source of protein. Actually, it's a complete protein, which is unusual for plant proteins. Complete proteins contain all of the amino acids you need to get from your diet. Quinoa is also a good source of magnesium, iron, and selenium and it contains B-complex vitamins and vitamin E.
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Shereen Jegtvig, Nutrition & Dietetics, answered
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics answeredQuinoa is a complete protein supplying all eight of the essential amino acids and is a good source of fiber, folate, magnesium, iron, phosphorous and many phytochemicals.
It has a mild, nutty flavor, a fluffy texture similar to couscous and it can be used in place of rice, pasta or other grains. Serve quinoa for breakfast in place of hot cereal, as a salad or a side dish. One cup provides five grams of fiber and contains over 200 calories.Helpful? 3 people found this helpful.