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Calories and Nutritional Composition of Quinoa

Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova
Calories and Nutritional Composition of Quinoa

A well-known and valued product since ancient times, quinoa takes a significant role in cooking and is increasingly used in the preparation of healthy regimens.

In addition to quinoa having exceptional taste qualities, it is also a product that offers easy preparation. This cereal turns out to be one of the most popular products in healthy cuisine.

Quinoa not only helps with weight loss, but is also a food with remarkable nutritional properties. The most distinctive feature of the grains is that they have a fairly low glycemic index and are favorable for diabetes consumption. The composition of this product is diverse and particularly useful for the body.

Here are how many calories are in 100 grams of quinoa and what is the nutritional content of this seed:

100 grams of quinoa contains 120 calories. This type of seed is the only natural product that contains all amino acids – alanine, leucine, lysine, glutamine, cystine, histidine, etc. The nutritional composition of quinoa also includes:

- carbohydrates - fiber, starch and sugars;

- vitamins of group A, B, C, D, E and K;

- fats - monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and saturated;

- minerals - iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc, phosphorus, selenium and sodium;

- sterols - cholesterol;

- other substances - water and ash.

Now that you know how useful quinoa is, check out some delicious recipes with it:

- quinoa salads;

- quinoa patties;

- quinoa soup.



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