Quinoa (3/40)

Chenopodium quinoa is a dicotyledonous annual plant, usually about 1–2 m (3.3–6.6 ft) high. It has broad, generally powdery, hairy, lobed leaves, normally arranged alternately. The woody central stem is branched or unbranched depending on the variety and may be green, red or purple. The flowering panicles arise from the top of the plant or from leaf axils along the stem. Each panicle has a central axis from which a secondary axis emerges either with flowers (amaranthiform) or bearing a tertiary axis carrying the flowers (glomeruliform). The green hypogynous flowers have a simple perianth and are generally self-fertilizing. The fruits (seeds) are about 2 mm (0.08 in) in diameter and of various colors—from white to red or black, depending on the cultivar.

Quinoa, uncooked
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 1,539 kJ (368 kcal)
64.2 g
Dietary fibre 7.0 g
6.1 g
Monounsaturated 1.6 g
Polyunsaturated 3.3 g
14.1 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
(0%)

1 μg

Thiamine (B1)
(31%)

0.36 mg

Riboflavin (B2)
(27%)

0.32 mg

Niacin (B3)
(10%)

1.52 mg

Vitamin B6
(38%)

0.49 mg

Folate (B9)
(46%)

184 μg

Choline
(14%)

70 mg

Vitamin C
(0%)

0 mg

Vitamin E
(16%)

2.4 mg

Minerals
Calcium
(5%)

47 mg

Iron
(35%)

4.6 mg

Magnesium
(55%)

197 mg

Manganese
(95%)

2.0 mg

Phosphorus
(65%)

457 mg

Potassium
(12%)

563 mg

Sodium
(0%)

5 mg

Zinc
(33%)

3.1 mg

Other constituents
Water 13.3 g

Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient Database
Quinoa, cooked
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 503 kJ (120 kcal)
21.3 g
Dietary fibre 2.8 g
1.92 g
Monounsaturated 0.529 g
Polyunsaturated 1.078 g
4.4 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
(0%)

0 μg

Thiamine (B1)
(9%)

0.107 mg

Riboflavin (B2)
(9%)

0.11 mg

Niacin (B3)
(3%)

0.412 mg

Vitamin B6
(9%)

0.123 mg

Folate (B9)
(11%)

42 μg

Choline
(5%)

23 mg

Vitamin C
(0%)

0 mg

Vitamin E
(4%)

0.63 mg

Minerals
Calcium
(2%)

17 mg

Iron
(11%)

1.49 mg

Magnesium
(18%)

64 mg

Manganese
(30%)

0.631 mg

Phosphorus
(22%)

152 mg

Potassium
(4%)

172 mg

Sodium
(0%)

7 mg

Zinc
(11%)

1.09 mg

Other constituents
Water 72 g

Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient Database

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