Quinoa is a seed grain with an exceptional nutritional profile suitable for those on a gluten-free diet. It is higher in protein than many other cereals, rich in essential oils and an excellent source of calcium, phosphorus, iron, vitamin E and fibre. Quinoa thrives in harsh conditions and has been cultivated in the South American Andes region for 7000 years.
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