Grains- Pseudo

I love the pseudo grains — quinoa and amaranth (both found here), especially quinoa. And here in Ecuador we pay only $1.00 per pound, sometimes a little more, for the quinoa at the mercados or at Ibarra’s farmer’s market. Anyway, it is plentiful.

From Wikipedia: 

Quinoa (the name is derived from the Spanish spelling of the Quechua name kinwa) originated in the Andean region of BoliviaPeruEcuadorChile and Colombia.

It is high in protein, lacks gluten, and is tolerant of dry soil.

Whole Foods website talks extensively about all of the benefits of this superfood called quinoa, at