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10 Interesting Facts About Quinoa

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10 Interesting Facts About Quinoa
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Quinoa has become the IT superfood enticing everyone from vegans to meat eaters with its high-protein content and versatility. But how much do you really know about this popular food?

If you have yet to try quinoa or are simply curious to know more this nifty infographic from Queen of Quinoa will seem like a God send. It's chock-full of interesting tidbits like the fact that quinoa isn't really a grain, instead it's the seed of related to beets and spinach.

Did you know that quinoa has been enjoyed for over 4,000 years? Or that it has four times the amount of iron found in brown rice? Pretty amazing, right?

Take a look below to learn more and if you are keen on cooking quinoa at home you can try this Mediterranean-inspired quinoa salad.


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