Quinoa has distinctive flavor, many nutrients

Quinoa has distinctive flavor, many nutrients
By Charles Stuart Platkin
Diet Detective

Quinoa is a seed, not a fruit. "It is a seed of the goosefoot plant. The seeds are small, flat and oval, resembling a mix of sesame seed and millet. When cooked, the seed transforms into an interesting shape. The outer germ twists outward to form a small white ‘tail' that is attached to the kernel. This gives the cooked grain a circular shape,” said Anne VanBeber, Ph.D., R.D., L.D., associate professor and chairman of the nutritional sciences department at Texas Christian University. MORE

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