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Quinoa With Toasted Pine Nuts

Quinoa, an ancient grain, has the nutritional composition like that of common cereals. Quinoa seeds contain essential amino acids like lysine and good quantities of calcium, phosphorus, and iron. Quinoa is considered a superfood.  The protein content is very high, but not as high as most beans and legumes. Nutritional evaluations of quinoa indicate that it is a source of complete protein.  Furthermore, it is a good source of dietary fiber and phosphorus and is high in magnesium and iron. Quinoa is also a source of calcium, and thus is useful for vegans and those who are lactose intolerant.   Quinoa is gluten-free and considered easy to digest.  Use it as the basis of an entrée for a meatless dinner, as an element of a salad, or as a side dish. Continue reading

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