The war continues between quinoa vs oats, as both foods have a lot of nutrients. Now we let you know according to the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE and the Spanish Nutrition Foundation the amount of nutrients contained in these foods for every 100 grams and its benefits.
Quinoa: 21.3 g
Oats: 12.2 g
Benefits: Seeds contain between 58% and 68% starch and 5% sugars, which makes quinoa an optimal source of energy and the main source of a range of nutrients in your diet.
It is important to mention that, starch is the most relevant carbohydrate in all cereals, as they provide energy, fiber, and a sense of fullness.
Quinoa: 64 mg
Oats: 20 mg
Benefits: Magnesium is a component and activator of many enzymes, especially those that transform phosphates rich in energy, in addition, it is a stabilizer of nucleic acids and membranes.
Magnesium also helps reduce tiredness and fatigue, contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system and muscles and the normal maintenance of bones and the normal formation of connective tissue.
Quinoa: 152 mg
Oats: 55 mg
Benefits: It is necessary for the growth and development of children’s bones. Phosphorus is also needed to help balance and use other vitamins and minerals, including vitamin D, iodine, magnesium, and zinc.
In addition to this, it contributes to normal energy metabolism, normal maintenance of cell membranes, bones and teeth.
Quinoa: 0.107 mg
Oats: 0.046 mg
Benefits: Thiamine is also known as vitamin B1, which contributes to normal energy metabolism, normal nervous system function, normal psychological function, and normal heart function.
Thiamin plays a vital role in the growth and function of various cells. For that reason, our body needs it to form adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which every cell of the body uses for energy.