Quinoa is known as the super-food of the Incan Empire, eaten in South America for thousands of years. It is also known as the food NASA wants to feed people in outer space. The reason why it is known as such a great food is that it is chock full of nutrients and, in fact, is considered a complete protein and a whole grain (though it is technically a seed). It is a complete protein because it contains all of the essential amino acids and it is a whole grain because it retains all of its nutrients and is not "refined" or broken down.
So, what are the benefits of quinoa and why is quinoa good for you?