Quinoa

This grain comes from South American. It is called a supergrain due to its nutritional content. It has a nutty flavor. The seeds grow with a bitter coating that must be removed before eating, but most companies already remove it before selling, so it should be ready for cooking when you buy it. It comes in seeds, flakes, and flour. The seeds are cooked like rice and can be used anywhere rice is used. The flakes make a good hot cereal. The flour has a strong flavor, so combine with other gluten-free flours. It contains high-quality protein, dietary fiber, B vitamins, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc.