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Protein in 1/2 cup quinoa


What are the nutritional ingredients in a 1/2 Cup Quinoa?     How many calories in 1/2 Cup Quinoa?

Quinoa - 1/2 cup quinoa

A 1/2 Cup Quinoa of Quinoa contains about 11.14g Protein per serving.
1/2 cup quinoa
Serving Size:
1/2 cup
Source: USDA
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Nutrition Facts Summary for 1/2 cup quinoa
Total Fat
Sat. Fat
Trans Fat
Total Carbs
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1/2 Cup

Amount Per Serving
Calories 318  Calories from Fat 44
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.93g 8%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g  
Monounsaturated Fat 1.31g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 18mg 1%
Potassium 0mg  
Total Carbohydrates 58.56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 0g  
Protein 11.14g  
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 5%
Iron 44%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

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In a 1/2 cup quinoa ( 1/2 Cup ) there are about 318 calories out of which 44 calories come from fat. The total fat content of 1/2 Cup 1/2 cup quinoa is 4.93 g. Within the fat content, a 1/2 cup quinoa contains 0.5 g of saturated fat, 0 g of trans fat, 2 g of polyunsaturated fat and 1.31 g of monounsaturated fat.

To reduce the risk of heart diseases, it is best to consume items low in cholesterol and the cholesterol count in a 1/2 Cup 1/2 cup quinoa is 0 mg.

A food item is considered high in fiber if the fiber content is over 5g. A 1/2 Cup 1/2 cup quinoa contains about 5 g of fiber. Food items high in fiber are good and come with many health benefits. High fiber foods help in lowering cholesterol levels. Try to increase your daily fiber intake to at least 30 grams per day.

When reading the nutrition facts label also pay close attention to the sodium levels. It’s recommended to limit your daily sodium intake to 2000 mg or 2 grams per day. A single 1/2 Cup 1/2 cup quinoa contains about 18 mg of sodium. Sodium causes the body to retain water and a low sodium diet helps in controlling high blood pressure and water build up. Any item containing less than 5 mg of sodium is considered a no sodium item and considered low sodium if the sodium content is below 140 mg per serving.

Carbohydrates are important for a healthy diet however, you must choose complex carbohydrates such as found in whole grain, pasta, lentils, brown rice, beans, fruits and vegetables, to maintain a good healthy diet. Total carbs in a 1/2 cup quinoa is 58.56 (g), 20% of daily value.

Sugar in a 1/2 cup quinoa is about 0 g and the amount of protein in a 1/2 cup quinoa is approximately 11.14 g.

Please refer to the nutrition facts label seen to the left for a full breakdown of complete nutrition found in a 1/2 cup quinoa .

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