Quinoa has been coined a "supergrain" because of its amazing health benefiting properties. Quinoa is a grain crop grown primarily for its edible seeds, and is considered a pseudocereal. It is one of the most protein rich foods we can eat, and contains almost twice as much fiber as other grains.
Unlike most other grains, Quinoa contains all nine of the amino acids essential to the dietary needs of humans. Most other grains are low in lysine, but Quinoa contains lysine. This means it is a complete protein, and the amount of protein in one cup of Quinoa is equal to that of about one egg. It is better to use it to boost your diet, as opposed to completely relying on Quinoa for all of your dietary protein.
Quinoa is also packed with nutrients, and many of them are nutrients that we are often lacking in our modern diet. It is high in B-vitamins, riboflavin, magnesium, iron, calcium, potassium, and zinc. Quinoa is high in a specific type of antioxidants called flavanoids, quercetin, and kaempferol. These are anti-inflammatory and may aid in preventing chronic diseases.