Black quinoa provides similar nutritive benefits as other types of quinoa. It is a source of complete protein, containing all the amino acids required by the body. Apart from this it contains B vitamins, dietary fiber, vitamin E, iron, phosphorous, magnesium and zinc.
Quinoa is also rich in manganese, copper and folate. It has small quantities of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. It has greater quantities of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats compared to grains like wheat.
The following is a nutritional profile of cooked quinoa.
For a serving size of 185g