How Many Calories Are In Quinoa?

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/2 cup
Calories 111 (464kJ)
Amount Per Serving % Daily
Total Fat 4g 4%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0g 0%
Sodium 13mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5g 21%
Sugars 0g
Protein 8g 0%
Calcium <1%
Potassium 318mg 0%
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One very nutritious alternative to consuming brown rice that very often gets forgotten about is quinoa. Quinoa offers a nice nutty taste to it and works well in a variety of different dishes or served up on its own as a side dish to your main protein source.

Let’s take a quick look at the major nutrients that are found in quinoa so you can see for yourself what this food is all about.

Major Nutrients Found In Quinoa

One of the very nice things about quinoa is the fact that it forms a complete protein source, which makes it ideal for anyone who happens to be following a vegetarian diet plan. Quinoa is also a rich source of fiber and wholesome carbohydrates, so will help to provide you the energy you need to get through your day.

Finally, quinoa is also a rich source of magnesium, phosphorus, and manganese, so will provide the body with key nutrients that you need for overall good health.


When storing your quinoa, keep it in an airtight container away from direct sunlight and after its been prepared, place it in a sealed container in the fridge.

Eat It With:

Quinoa is great eaten with casserole type of dishes, salads, or used as a side dish to fish, chicken, or lean red meat.

{Creative quinoa dishes like this are easy and super healthy!}

Burn Off Calories In Quinoa

To burn off the number of calories in quinoa you would have to do:

  • 20 minutes climbing hills
  • 21 minutes racquetball
  • 23 minutes water skiing