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Cooking with Quinoa

April 22, 2014
By Katie Wilhelmi RD, LD , The Journal

Continuing with the whole grain theme for this month, this week's article is about a grain that has been gaining popularity - Quinoa. Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is an ancient "grain," native to Central America. This tiny seed can be found in a variety of colors, although white is the most commonly consumed. The seeds are similar in size to a sesame seed. Quinoa comes from the goosefoot plant, a relative of leafy green vegetables such as spinach and Swiss chard.

 
 

 

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