Once you learn to pronounce it correctly (keen-wa), you are going to love this light, crunchy whole grain. A staple of peasants in the high Andes, it’s taken over America faster than the conquistadores, with U.S. imports of Peruvian quinoa more than quadrupling between 2007 and 2011. And for good reason: this gluten-free grain packs 8 grams of protein in a cooked 1-cup serving. You’ll now find amazing, easy recipes for quinoa-pomegranate salads, scallops and quinoa, even quinoa-flour cakes. Download a FREE Healthy Quinoa Recipe Cookbook!