Almost a supergrain, but not really a grain at all. As a chenopod, quinoa is closely related to species such as beets, spinach and tumbleweeds. Its leaves are also eaten as a leaf vegetable, much like amaranth, but the commercial availability of quinoa greens is currently limited.
To use in the granular form, rinse well, toast for a few minutes in a skillet, and cook as you would rice. Delicate and delicious!
Nutrition Facts Serv. Size: 1 oz (28g), Servings: 16, Amount Per Serving: Calories 100, Fat Cal. 15, Total Fat 1.5g (3%DV), Sat. Fat 0g (0%DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 0mg (0%DV), Sodium 0mg (0%DV), Total carb. 18g (6%DV), Fiber 2g (8%DV), Sugars 0g, Protein 4g, Vitamin A (0%DV), Vitamin C (0%DV), Calcium (2%DV), Iron (8%DV). Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.