Quinoa Calories

If you want to find out about quinoa nutrition facts, how many calories are in quinoa, or even about what quinoa is, then you have come to the right page. We have a wealth of information on this very popular grain.

What is quinoa?

Before we go on to talk about quinoa calories, let's quickly answer the question 'what is quinoa?'. Quinoa is a grain that is produced for it's edible seeds. Quinoa is primarily produced in South America, with the top 3 producers being Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador. It is highly nutritious, as you will see in our section on the nutritional benefits of quinoa further down the page. Although it can be eaten raw, when it is most nutritious, quinoa is primarily cooked and served as an alternative to rice. It provides essential protein and is encouraged as a healthy aspect to any diet.

How many calories in quinoa?

In this section we are going to provide you with information on the calories in quinoa, using cooked and uncooked examples:

How many calories in cooked quinoa?

  • In a 6.5 serving of cooked quinoa there are 222 calories
  • In 1 oz of cooked quinoa there are 34 calories
  • In 10 g of cooked quinoa there are 12 calories

How many calories in uncooked quinoa?

  • In a 6.5 cup of uncooked quinoa there are 626 calories
  • In 1 oz of uncooked quinoa there are 104 calories
  • In 10 g of uncooked quinoa there are 37 calories

Please note that the above calorific values are approximations.

Quinoa nutrition facts

Now that we have covered the number of calories you are going to find in both cooked and uncooked quinoa, let's take a look at the nutritional benefits that can be obtained from making this grain a regular part of your diet.

The following quinoa nutrition facts are for a 3.5 oz / 100 g serving of cooked quinoa:

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