Calorie wikiNutrition 101Shop

Diet & fitness
Calorie wiki

By PEERtrainer Founder

Title:   Quinoa

Nutrition facts

Serving Size
Amount per serving
Calories 636 Calories from Fat 89
Hide Daily Values % Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
  Saturated Fat 1g 5%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
  Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 36mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 117g 39%
  Dietary Fiber 10g
Protein 22g
Vitamin A 0%     Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 10%     Iron 87%
Thiamin 22%     Riboflavin 40%
Niacin 25%     Pantothenic Acid 18%
Vitamin B6 19%     Potassium 36%
Phosphorus 70%     Magnesium 89%
Zinc 37%     Copper 70%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

According to the USDA, One Cup of Cooked Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) contains 222 calories, 8 grams of protein and a wide array of vitamins, minerals and amino acids.

It is gluten free, which is a critical part of its appeal.

Important to note that complete nutritional understanding of Quinoa is just starting to take place.

What Is Quinoa and Why Is Everyone Talking About It?

Quinoa is no longer just a food for hippies. It is very high in complete protein, and is in the cruciferous vegetable family.

It is easy to cook, and is easy to buy at Whole Foods, Safeway, Walmart, and any health store. (Just look for the Priuses parked out front.)

It is an ancient food that originated in South America and is just finding its way back into the modern diet.

What Is The Science and Nutrition Behind Quinoa?

Because of it's relatively new re-introduction, people are just now learning why it has had such a strong historical reputation as a "power food."

According to research study published in 2009, Quinoa "has remarkable nutritional properties; not only from its protein content (15%) but also from its great amino acid balance. It is an important source of minerals and vitamins, and has also been found to contain compounds like polyphenols, phytosterols, and flavonoids with possible nutraceutical benefits."

Because of the problems that many people are now having with digesting wheat and gluten, Quinoa makes an excellent alternative.

The whole gluten issue is something that is not well understood, yet reactions to gluten are extremely widespread and manifest themselves in different ways.

Some people get gut inflammation in the form of Celiac Disease. Others experience "body inflammation" which results in weight gain. Others experience skin rashes or skin inflammation whenever wheat products are consumed.

Many doctors think the Gluten issue is bogus. The millions of people suffering from gluten intolerance would respectfully disagree.

Awesome Quinoa Recipe

Quinoa has become a staple of the PEERtrainer kitchen. It is very filling and with the high complete protein content, just fuels you up.

Mediterranean Power Bowl

Quinoa is considered an unlimited food on the PEERtrainer Cheat System

Related: Calories In Quinoa Pasta

last edit by PEERTRAI, 3/18/2011 1:22:54 PM

Edit Tags Tags:

Cereal Grains and Pasta  

New Services and Offerings From PEERtrainer:

1) Get a Free Copy Of The Cheat System Diet Cookbook

2) Weight Loss Bootcamp-- This is a free 4 week program where you are taken through some of the fundamentals of how to make changes. The calls and the Tip Of The Day work together and present and reinforce a common information set.

3) Tip Of The Day Blog-- We update this each day with responses to specific questions from our coaching subscribers and customer.

4) New Diet and Weight Loss Content-- We have launched a new diet section that organizes the growing amount of content on the site. When you click in the most important areas are highlighted.

5) PEERtrainer Coaching/Training Intensive This is a new 12 week program that helps you solve the mental blockages that are prevent many from sustainable weight loss. The most interesting thing about the program is what participants are saying and you can click on the link to read them.

PEERtrainer Is A Free and Powerful Online System For Weight Loss Support

Click Here To Learn More and Join!

Guide To Using PEERtrainer:

Do You Have The Time To Commit To Making Changes?
Why You Want To Lose Weight? What Is The REAL Reason?
Have You Ever Written Down Your Food and Exercise Each Day?
Are The People Around You Supportive Of You?
Do You Tend To Bite Off More Than You Can Chew?
Do You Believe That You Can And Will Lose Exactly 2 Pounds Every Week?
Do You Think You Know Everything There Is To Know About Nutrition?
Do You Know What A Portion Size Really Is?
Weight Loss Recipes
How Much Fruit and Veggies Do I Really Need To Eat?
There Are Diets That Work!
Are You An Emotional Eater?
Do You Enjoy Inspiring Others?
Tips To Help You Feel Less Hungry
Tips On Finding And Creating Active PEERtrainer Groups

Click Here To Browse The Full List

PEERtrainer Articles | Site, Weight Loss and Nutrition Information

How To Lose Weight: The Basics
Online Weight Loss Support
How To Lose The Last Ten
Weight Loss Support Groups
What Is The Fat Smash Diet?
Weight Watchers Points System
The Beck Diet Solution
The Eat To Live Diet
How To Motivate To Lose Weight
How To Get Started on PEERtrainer
Ending The Hunger Cycle
Turning Knowledge Into Action

PEERtrainer Is A Free and Powerful Online System For Weight Loss Support

Click Here To Learn More and Join!