Quinoa is a great food because it is complete in its nutrients, it provides high quality proteins, healthy oils, fiber, starch, vitamins and minerals especially important for children, including calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and zinc. All of these nutrients are generally more concentrated in quinoa than in most cereals.
Quinoa is an Andean grain that provides similar amounts of energy to rice, 100 grams of cooked quinoa provides 101 calories while rice provides 115 calories. But the difference is that the body uses quinoa starch better because thanks to its fiber this starch comes gradually. This advantage makes its consumption more convenient for the diabetic compared to rice, as well as for the sedentary person.
The best way to take advantage of the nutrients of quinoa is by preparing it in stew or grained as rice, it can be included in preparations such as salads, cause, soups, stews and can be combined grained only with vegetables and obtain a balanced food for its variety, quantity and quality of nutrients especially its protein where it is only limiting of an essential amino acid
Quinoa can be consumed from an early age, however in infants between 6 and 10 months they can take better advantage of quinoa flour or quinoa water since they often fail to fully digest the grain.