Kiwi Quinoa | Nutritional Benefits
At Kiwi Quinoa we are proud to call ourselves the only producers of quinoa in the country.
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Nutritional Benefits

A complete protein

Quinoa is one of the few plant foods that is considered a complete protein. This means that it contains all nine essential amino acids (including lysine) that are critical for our body to be able to build and repair itself.

Impressive antioxidant

Quinoa contains a variety of antioxidant phytonutrients, including ferulic, coumaric, hydroxybenzoic, and vanillic acid. It is plentiful in flavonoids quercetin and kaempferol, sometimes at concentrations greater than in high-flavonoid berries such as cranberry and lingonberry.

Rich in minerals

Still not impressed? One cup of quinoa contains around a third of our recommended daily intake for Magnesium. It contains around four times the amount of Iron than brown rice and over half of our RDI of Manganese just to name a few.

Low GI

A cup of cooked quinoa has a GI of 53 and provides slow-release energy through complex carbohydrates.

Good for the heart

Quinoa contains oleic acid which is linked to reduced blood pressure and heart disease risk. It also contains the heart friendly omega-3 fatty acids.

Gluten free

Gluten is a protein found in grains such as wheat and barley which can cause gut problems in people with coeliac disease. Not only is quinoa naturally gluten-free, it provides a nutritionally superior alternative to gluten-free foods.