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Quinoa

Quinoa is a seed which has all the eight amino acids that are essential for tissue development of human beings. It has high protein, iron, calcium, vitamin E and vitamin B. It is complementary to legumes which has low cystine and methionine. The presence of all eight amino acids makes it a complete protein. Half cup of this quinoa which has 12 % to 18% protein is sufficient for a child’s per day requirement of protein. When compared to other grains it has relatively high 6-7% fat with more starch and fiber. But it has less sodium. Quinoa has also the albumen a protein which is found in blood serum, plants, and animals and in egg whites. This is gluten free which is good for people who are sensitive to gluten. Since it has good nutritive value it will be a good addition to one’s diet. Quinoa seed is also good for poultry and birds.

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Peanut allergies

The Peanut allergy is a distinct kind of food allergy and are different from nut allergies. This particular allergy is type 1 hypersensitivity reaction to the dietary substances related to the peanuts thus causing reaction. It may extend to severe problem if not timely treated. Approximately 0.4-0.6% of the population are affected by it. In the most severe cases the peanut allergies can result in anaphylaxis. This is an emergency situation that requires immediate intervention and treatment with epinephrine.

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