Quinoa is a highly nutritious grain renowned for its high nutritional value. It is rich in proteins, containing all the essential amino acids, iron and fiber. It has been cultivated since Pre-Inca times to the present in the Andean mountain regions of Peru. Quinoa is prized for its beneficial properties. Its mild and slightly nutty flavor makes it a good substitute to rice or couscous. Quinoa is an excellent alternative for people looking to reduce their meat consumption.