UN announced quinoa a super food in 2013. It is such because it has unique qualities for the genus to which it belongs – it is not a leguminous crop but from the genus of cabbage, cauliflower, beetroot, explained the nutritionist Rayna Stoyanova in “The Day Begins”. For this reason it is not right to compare quinoa with beans because this means to compare beans with cabbage, she added.
Quinoa is edible seed which contains all essential amino acids, making it quite healthy for vegans and people who do not consume animal protein. It is gluten free and suitable food for those of us who are intolerant to it, the dietitian added. Quinoa is a very good product and really a super food because it is unique in its content of protein, amino acids, minerals, compared to all the others of its kind, summed Rayna Stoyanova.