The war between superfoods continues, this time we bring you quinoa vs kiwicha. Two of the superfoods that for their high nutritional value should not miss in the daily diet. The consumption of both contributes to strengthen the immune system, thus preventing the development of infectious-contagious diseases, such as tuberculosis. Now we let you know according to the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, the National Institutes of Health and the Spanish Nutrition Foundation the amount of nutrients contained in these foods for every 100 grams and its benefits.
Quinoa: 3.1 mg
Kiwicha: 2.88 mg
Benefits: Zinc helps the immune system fight bacteria and the virus that attacks it. The body also uses zinc to make DNA (genetic material from cells) and proteins. While for children it is necessary because it helps them to grow and develop.
Quinoa: 563 mg
Kiwicha: 482 mg
Benefits: Potassium is one of the minerals you can find in many foods. This nutrient is important for the functioning of the body, kidney and heart. Also, it helps muscle contraction and nerve transmission.
It should be noted that not getting enough potassium for the body can increase blood pressure, reduce calcium in bones and increase the risk in kidney stones.
Quinoa: 0.487 mg
Kiwicha: 0.4 mg
Benefits: Vitamin B6 is important for enzymes (proteins that regulate chemical processes in the body) to function properly. It also influences brain development and the immune system during childhood and pregnancy.
It is necessary to emphasize that the lack of consumption of vitamin B6, can cause several symptoms such as anemia, itchy erupions, scaly lips, cracks in the corners of the lips and inflammation in the tongue.
Quinoa: 6.73 mg
Kiwicha: 4.44 mg
Benefits: Lipids have an energy function of 9kcal per gram of lipid. They also form part of cell membranes, protect skin integrity and act as shock absorbers. They are also essential for tissue growth and regeneration.
Finally, they act as thermal insulation, that is, they help regulate body temperature.