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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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Dairy intolerance

Millions of people world-wide awake each morning and have cereal with milk prior to starting their day or enjoy milk with tea, coffee and like having a cold ice cream cone on a hot, sunny day. The reality for millions of others is that milk is the last thing that they could even consider having with a meal or in a beverage owing to a condition known as the state of being ‘lactose inteolerant.’ The figures for those who are afflicted with this condition are staggering. It is estimated that about fifty million Americans alone live with this condition and the rates within Africa, Asia and South America approach nearly one-hundred percent.

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