Called "Rice of the Incas", quinoa has been cultivated since more than 5000 BC.
Quinoa is used as a cereal, although it is part of the Chenopodiaceae, like spinach and beets.
The seeds of quinoa look like small discs of slightly yellow color. French quinoa has smaller seeds than its big brother from the Americas.
Increasingly popular, quinoa is now found on all major tables.
Very easy to cook, quinoa can be mixed with meats and fish and can also be enjoyed in salads!