Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is a type of ancient grain first cultivated over 5000 years ago. Ancient grains are those that have remained largely unchanged for hundreds or even thousands of years. While quinoa has been around for centuries, it is just in the last few years that it has risen in popularity. Often touted as a “superfood”, quinoa is incredibly nutritious and provides a host of health benefits. Check out this infographic created by Evolution Treks Peru for more information about the health benefits of quinoa, the nutrient content, and how you can incorporate it into your diet.

Health benefits of quinoa