Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is an excellent source of energy and is a source of protein. Even more amazing is the protein it supplies is a complete protein, meaning that it includes all nine essential amino acids. It is a very good source of other health-building nutrients like calcium, B vitamins, vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, iron, copper and phosphorus.
Quinoa is a recently rediscovered ancient "grain" native to South America, which was once called "the gold of the Incas” and “the mother grain”. It is a rare plant-based food that contains all nine essential amino acids for life. There are 20 amino acids that the body needs to form protein, but it can only manufacture 11 of these. The other nine, which are called essential amino acids, must come from food.
Quinoa is high in fibre too. The combination of protein and fibre induce the feeling of fullness and satisfaction in your dog. It is gluten free and easy to digest, making it an excellent choice for dogs suffering from gluten sensitivity.