The Incan Empire believed quinoa to be a sacred food and even referred to it as “chisaya mama,” which translates to “mother of all grains.” While it is commonly known as an ancient whole grain food, quinoa is actually the flat, oval seed of the Chenopodium quinoa plant, a close relative of spinach and chard. Technically speaking, quinoa is a pseudo-cereal because it doesn’t grow on grass but is prepared and eaten just like rice and other whole grains. It is also naturally loaded with protein, fiber and other nutrients.
Considered by many to be the world’s most ancient superfood, this remarkable dietary staple is a nutritional powerhouse that offers a wide array of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals as well. Unlike most grains, it also contains all the essential amino acids, making it a perfect addition to a wide variety of diets. Plus, it naturally contains no gluten and has a low glycemic index. With the Health Ranger Store, you can now get ultra-clean, lab-verified organic quinoa in red and white varieties.