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 it works

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.


Not Proven
Celiac disease
High levels of a blood fat called triglyceride
Insect repellent
Urinary tract infection
Weight loss
Other conditions


It isn’t known if quinoa is safe or what the possible side effects might be.



Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of quinoa duringpregnancyandbreast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.Dosing considerations for Quinoa.


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