Quinoa is a healthy gluten-free, low-fat grain. Quinoa is great for lowering cholesterol or adding fiber to your diet.
Quinoa has a high-protein content, which makes it a great cholesterol-free and low-fat source of protein. 1 cup of cooked quinoa (185 g) contains 8.14 grams of protein
Quinoa is naturally low in fat, but as a seed, it does have a small amount. One cup of cooked quinoa provides 3.4 grams of fat.
Quinoa is relatively low in calories. One cup of cooked quinoa provides 222 calories.
Quinoa is a great source of iron and fibre. One cup of cooked quinoa (185 grams) provides 15% of the recommended daily intake of iron, and 5 grams of fibre, which is 21% the recommended amount. Quinoa is also an excellent source of magnesium with 118 mg per cup, cooked. One cup of cooked quinoa provides:
39.41 g carbohydrates, 31 mg calcium, 2.76 mg iron, 318 mg potassium
13 mg sodium, and 2.02 mg zinc