Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) is an Andean grain of high nutritional value, its consumption goes back to 5000 B.C.
It was considered by the Incas as a sacred food, according to the UN is one of the keys to food security of humanity. It has an exceptional balance of protein, fat, oil and starch. Quinoa proteins stand out especially for the amount of essential amino acids. Thus, lysine, one of the most scarce essential amino acids in foods of plant origin, is present in quinoa in proportions that practically double those in other cereals.