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Quinoa Protien Content


I bought quinoa from two different shops recently. The pack I purchased from the first shop said that the quinoa had around 6g of protien per 100g, and the pack I bought from the second shop (different brand) said it had 16.3g per 100g.. Why would there be such a large difference between the two?


Were they both the same color or of differing colors?


One likely refers to cooked weight and the other to dry weight.


all the protein in the water??


Think about it for a minute.

100 g of COOKED quinoa vs
100 g of RAW quinoa