It looks like a grain, it is cooked similiar to a grain, but guess what…it’s NOT a grain! That’s right! Quinoa is not a grain but rather a seed; which is great news for our gluten-intolerant friends. Quinoa is quick and easy to cook – just simmer 2 parts water/broth : 1 part quinoa, for 15-20 minutes, or until quinoa is soft. More importantly, quinoa is jammed packed with all 9 essential amino acids, making quinoa a complete protein. Did you know that amino acids from proteins help your brain cells communicate and network? Who knew enhancing your understanding could be as simple as eating some quinoa?