Is quinoa a carb or vegetable?

Chef's answer
Quinoa is a nutritious seed that has become incredibly popular in the natural health community. It is classified as a pseudocereal, a seed that is prepared and eaten like a grain. Cooked quinoa is 21.3% carbs, making it a high-carb food. However, it is also a good source of protein and fiber.
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Although it's considered a health food, quinoa is high in carbs and should be extremely limited on a low carb or keto diet.Jul 16, 2020
But for some people, eating quinoa may cause stomachaches, itchy skin, hives, and other common symptoms of food allergies. The seed and its coating contain the compound saponin, which could cause these symptoms.
Quinoa is high in fiber, protein and has a low glycemic index. These properties have all been linked to weight loss and improved health.
Quinoa is rich in both fiber and protein, contains a much higher amount of other nutrients, and has a similar fluffy texture to the rice. A cup of quinoa contains twice more protein and about 5 g more fiber than white rice. Quinoa contains fewer calories and carbohydrates than white rice.Dec 16, 2020
A liver-healthy diet should focus on fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains like oats and barley, brown rice or quinoa, beans and healthy fats, such as nuts and avocados. In many ways, treating your liver better is just as much about what you avoid, as what you put into your body.Apr 4, 2016
Quinoa is higher in potassium and phosphorus compared to other whole grains, but is a good source of protein and fiber. In general, only half of the phosphorus in whole grains is absorbed during digestion. By limiting the portion you may still enjoy quinoa in your kidney diet.Dec 27, 2015
Quinoa is also low in sodium and high in calcium, potassium, and iron, making it a healthy and nutritious part of any diet. But for some people, eating quinoa may cause stomachaches, itchy skin, hives, and other common symptoms of food allergies.
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