This plant is native to South American countries such as Bolivia, Chile and Peru and has gained a lot of importance among the people due to its many nutrients. Protein, magnesium, fiber, potassium, iron, calcium, phosphorus, B vitamins, vitamin E and antioxidants are among the substances that are abundant in the seeds of this plant. Quinoa is one of the few edible plants that has all the nine essential amino acids in the body.