Tiny quinoa packs big protein punch

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Usually thought of as a grain, quinoa (KEEN wah) is actually a seed from a plant related to Swiss chard and spinach. Tiny and bead-shaped, quinoa is about the size of millet or couscous. While the most common type of quinoa is an ivory color, orange, pink, red, purple, and black varieties are also available.

(Source: Detroit Free Press)

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