Under the patronage of Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance of the UAE and President of Zayed University

4. Quinoa and Nutrition Security

Rich in essential protein with balanced amino acid content and gluten free, quinoa is an alternative for populations who rarely get or do not get animal protein and those with special dietary needs. It also has a high percentage of total dietary fiber (TDF), which makes it an ideal food for helping to eliminate toxins and waste products that can damage the body.

The sub-themes are:

  • Nutritional quality of quinoa seeds under marginal growing conditions
  • Nutrient-rich food products from quinoa
  • Role of quinoa in human nutrition and health