Quinoa, (Chenopodium quinoa), a species of plant cultivated for its tiny edible seeds. Its seeds are high in protein and fiber. The plant is native to the Andean region of South America, where it has been a staple crop for millennia. Fito is rich in anti-inflammatory nutrients, which makes it potentially beneficial for human health in the prevention and treatment of diseases. As a complete protein, quinoa contains the nine essential amino acids. Naturally rich in dietary fiber, quinoa is a slow-digesting carbohydrate.