It is believed that Quinoa was first cultivated around 5000 years ago at Lake Titicaca which borders Peru and Bolivia. Incas, referred to quinoa as ‘chisaya mama’, or the mother of all grains.
Quinoa is a complete protein, one of the only plant foods offering all nine of the essential amino acids the human body needs in a healthy balance. Quinoa has high amounts of potassium, which helps control blood pressure, and is rich in antioxidants that may help to manage type two diabetes. Though tiny, quinoa has been found to help you feel fuller, longer.