Thursday, July 5, 2012

Why Quinoa??

Clearly I have been on a quinoa warpath as of late, making all kinds of side dishes and even main courses with this whole-grain and gluten-free wonder food. Though some of you may still be wondering how it compares to other whole grains. I have decided to break it down for you today, and let you decide for yourself if the great health benefits and amazing taste really do add up to all of the hype.

Quinoa
148 calories
5.4 g protein
3.5 g fiber

Brown Rice
144 calories
3.4 g protein
2.3 g fiber

Farro
133 calories
5.3 g protein
4.7 g fiber

Barley
129 calories
2.4 g protein
4 g fiber

Bulgur
101 calories
3.7 g protein
5.5 g fiber

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