Men's Health

THE GREAT GRAIN DECODER

1 QUINOA

WHAT IT IS This seed, a South America native, is grown high in the Andes. Quinoa is gluten-free and also has all nine of the essential amino acids, so it’s a plant-based complete protein.

Properly cooked, quinoa has a texture that “pops.” Its flavor is nutty and earthy. If you’re making tab-bouleh, try using quinoa instead of the traditional bulgur.

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