Quinoa is an Andean grain considered a superfood that is characterized by having a high nutritional value, it mainly contains proteins and essential amino acids. These are provided by its seed, which allows it to match the protein quality of milk.
In addition, it surpasses traditional cereals (wheat, corn, rice and oats) in terms of biological value, nutritional and functional quality.
It was domesticated and cultivated by the ancient Peruvians, mainly in the Andean mountain range. It is considered a resistant, tolerant and efficient plant in the use of water; being able to resist temperatures of high variability.
It is considered by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) as one of the foods with the greatest future in the world. In recent years its consumption has become popular because, due to its nutritional properties, several health benefits can be associated.