Quinoa, although it could appear to be a grain, is definitely a seed. The nutritious rice various is gluten-free, excessive in protein, and incorporates vitamins like vitamin B, fiber, and varied minerals, reminiscent of iron, calcium, zinc, and magnesium, says registered dietitian Isabel Smith, R.D., CDN.

Easy methods to use it: Smith recommends including quinoa to soups to make them extra hearty or to interchange rice in stuffed peppers.