The mother of all grains is here to stay.

There's no doubt that quinoa (keen-wah) has risen in popularity over the years and for good reason. This superfood has been consumed in South America since the Inca Empire and has long been referred to as the "mother of all grains." Quinoa contains all nine essential amino acids, making it a superb source of protein. It also has nearly twice as much fiber as other grains, which assists in lowering cholesterol, preventing heart disease and maintaining blood sugar levels. In addition, it is rich in antioxidants, iron, magnesium and Vitamin B properties.