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Indian Journal of Pure & Applied Biosciences (IJPAB)
Year : 2020, Volume : 8, Issue : 6
First page : (624) Last page : (627)
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Nutritional Benefits of Quinoa-A Review

Muhammad Sulaman Saeed1* , Ayesha Saeed2, Mohsin Iqbal3 and Muhammad Adnan4
1Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
2Department of Botany, University of Education, Dera Ghazi Khan Campus,
Sub Campus of University of Education, Lahore, Pakistan
3Institute of Horticultural Sciences, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
4Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture, University of Sargodha, 40100, Pakistan
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Received: 15.07.2020  |  Revised: 28.08.2020   |  Accepted: 8.09.2020 


Cereals are considered as an important source of nutrition in human diet. They provide about half of the energy of world population. Cereals include maize, rice, wheat, sorghum, barley, oats and rye. Other grains like amaranth, quinoa, chia, buckwheat and flaxseed have also been studied due to their extreme nutritional values and high protein profiles. These grains plants are excellent source of the energy, lipids, fibers, vitamins, minerals, proteins, ashes and amino acids. Quinoa is one of them and is excellent source of lysine and niacin. It is rich in essential amino acid content. It also has antioxidant agents that perform good function in the human body when consumed. Quinoa is also a well natural source that is helpful to combat against Celiac disease. In this review, we shall discuss the different nutritional benefits of quinoa.

Keywords: Quinoa, Nutritional Benefits, Amino acids, Vitamins, Minerals, Energy.

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Cite this article: Saeed, M.S., Saeed, A., Iqbal, M., & Adnan, M. (2020). Nutritional Benefits of Quinoa-A Review, Ind. J. Pure App. Biosci. 8(6), 624-627. doi: