What is quinoa, and can I eat it?

  • I'm attending a potluck on Thursday night, and I'm bringing my own BFL friendly dish, but another girl is bringing quinoa. What is it and can I eat it? It looks like a Peruvian grain, but I have no idea about it's nutritional value. Any ideas?

  • Quinoa is a wheat seed and is one of the few complete proteins there is.  Just watch your serving and understand what your friend is putting in to the Quinoa.  It's a carb that does contain protein, you'll want to keep it to 1/2 cup serving.  I imagine that Quinoa wasn't main stream back when the book was written.

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  • Thank you for such an informed answer. I will certainly ask what else is in her recipe. Thanks!!

  • and also it is really delicious!