Shopping List Superfoods: Quinoa
Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) and other ancient grains, such as amaranth, barley, and farro are rapidly growing in popularity because of their wide array of health benefits.
Ancient grains are referred to as such because they have remained largely unchanged for hundreds or even thousands of years. Quinoa was known to the Incas as "the mother of all grains" and was first cultivated over 5,000 years ago.
There are hundreds of cultivated types of quinoa, but the most common versions available in stores are white, red, and black quinoa.