Susan K. Schulman MD Author of "Understanding Your Child's Health" explains about the benefits of Quinoa on a babies digestive system.
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Male: What is Quinoa? Female: Quinoa, it’s spelled QUINOA. Quinoa is a grain that was introduced in the United States about 10 years ago. It’s actually not a grain at all it’s a seed of a plant that’s related to the bit and it grows only over 10 thousand feet, a high end this mountains in South America and Central America. Quinoa is a grain that looks like a starchy grain, it’s very similar and appears to barley a little bit small. It’s cooked like rice, two cups of water and one cup of quinoa. And instead of being mostly starch, it’s a high protein, high fiber, high iron food. It actually is so high quality that eating quinoa is the equivalent to eating meat. It has a complete protein. So there are people in this, in the high and this mountain and use it as their main stay put and they’re very healthy from it. It was introduced in the United States and I’m trying to encourage my patients to cook quinoa for their children. It can be picked up in healthful stores now I see they’re selling in Casco, very good one so you can buy it.
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