Quinoa is a grain crop that is grown for its edible seeds. It’s pronounced keen-wah. It technically isn't a cereal grain, but a pseudo-cereal. In other words, it is basically a seed, which is prepared and eaten similarly to a grain. Quinoa is high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain sufficient amounts of all nine essential amino acids.It is also high in fibre, magnesium, b vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin e and various beneficial . It has been eaten for thousands of years in south America and only recently became a trend food, even reaching super-food status.These days, you can find quinoa and quinoa products all over the world, especially in health food stores and restaurants that emphasize natural foods. It also contains a small amount of omega-3 fatty acids.