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Quinoa is a grain crop. It contains high amounts of protein and no gluten compared to other grain crops.

People take quinoa by mouth for celiac disease, high levels of blood fats called triglycerides, as an insect repellent, for pain, urinary tract infections, and weight loss.

In foods, quinoa is used to make flour, soups, and beer.

How does it work?

Eating quinoa might make people feel fuller than wheat or rice. Eating quinoa might also decrease post-meal levels of blood fats called triglycerides compared to eating bread.

Traditionally used for

Celiac disease.
High levels of a blood fat called triglyceride.
Insect repellent.
Urinary tract infection.
Weight loss.


The appropriate dose of quinoa depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for quinoa. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

Possible Side Effects

Quinoa is SAFE but it's possible side effects are unknown.

Special Precautions & Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of quinoa during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

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