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Quinoa (pronounced "keen-wah") is a hearty, protein-rich seed, considered by many to be a whole grain. A "whole grain" contains all of the original parts of the grain or seed, making it a healthier and more complete food than a refined or processed grain. Quinoa is in the same plant family with Swiss chard, spinach, and sugar beets.

Quinoa is gluten-free, and the flour is a good substitute for wheat flour. Mild and nutty flavored, quinoa can be enjoyed in many ways.

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