- sacred plant

Synonyms: Chenopodium quinoa

This Andean grain has incredible nutritional value. Quinoa is one of the only grains that provides a full source of protein. While it doesn’t grow in the Amazon, Quinoa is quite common in the re- gion’s healing diet due to its abundance in the neighboring Andes Mountains to the west. The “super grain” gets its name from the Quechua word ‘kinwa’.