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a gluten-free, high protein grain.
quinoa(kĭ-nō′ă, kēn′wa) [Sp. quinua fr Quechua (an indigenous language in the Andes Mountains), kinua, kinwa]
A protein-rich seed consumed as a staple in Peru and other Andean nations. It has a lower glycemic index than many grains (for which it serves as a food substitute), is gluten-free, contains about 15% protein by weight, and is a source of all essential amino acids.