Botanic name: Chenopodium quinoa
Health Benefits of Quinoa
Quinoa is rich in a number of minerals, vitamins, fats and protein, it is also a good source of riboflavin and is high in fibre and iron.
It is gluten free, low in calories and is a natural appetite suppressant.
Quinoa Growing Information
Quinoa is best grown in a well-drained, loamy soil in full sun.
Young leaves can be added to salads or older ones steamed or stir- fried, but it is the seeds that you really want.
Harvest them when they have changed from green to off-white.
Dry them off over a few days, rinse until water runs clear and then allow to dry out completely before storing in an airtight container.