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5 Things You Should Know about Quinoa

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It would seem that the super food quinoa lives up to it’s health star status. The super grain is actually pretty amazing, but even though it’s a newer feature in North American health food and grocery stores, this super seed derived from the spinach plant has been utilized for thousands of year by Incan cultures.

Here’s more on the health benefits of quinoa…

1. So What’s Quinoa’s Story?

Quinoa is known as a pseudo-cereal, and no I’m not talking about cereal as if it’s a box of breakfast cereal. Cereal is a type of grass from the monocot family poaceae.

Cereals include things like rice, wheat and barley. So tack on pseudo and you’ve got pseudo-cereal—which incorporates any kind of non-grass used in similar ways as cereals. Quinoa is a pseudo cereal along with buckwheat, chia, breadnut, and wattleseed.

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