Quinoa is known as the "Mother Grain" or "Super Grain" and is closer to the ideal protein balance than any other grain. Quinoa is equivalent to milk in protein and is high in Vitamins B & E, iron, zinc, potassium and calcium. It's also high in essential amino acids. When cooked, the thin germ circlet falls from the seed and remains crunchy while the grain, pearly and translucent, melts in your mouth. Quinoa has a slight nutty flavor and is a good substitute for Couscous or Bulghur in many dishes. Sprouted Quinoa has a nutty flavor and is great in salads. As a side dish Quinoa can be cooked using a flavored liquid such as broth; or it makes a great ingredient in casseroles and baked stuffed vegetables.