n. [keen-wah] an ancient grain native to South America, namely Peru
Quinoa is an exceptional grain that has been around for about 6,000 years or so. It is highly valued for its nutritional content, as it is a complete protein (contains all essential amino acids). It is relatively quick-cooking and can take on loads of flavors. Perfect for vegetarian meals, salads and sides! Quinoa is also gluten-free and can be used in baking.