Grocery Shopping Showdown

  • By Matthew Kadey, M.S., R.D.
  • Published Nov 12, 2012
  • Updated 17 hours ago

Quinoa vs. brown rice

The champ: quinoa

Compared to brown rice, the South American whole grain quinoa is plush with higher amounts of fiber, folate, potassium, zinc and energy-boosting iron. Studies suggest diets higher in fiber can help you better maintain your race weight. Also, quinoa contains a full complement of amino acids, making it a valuable protein source as part of an exercise recovery meal.

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