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How Is Quinoa Different From Dalia? Here’s An Ultimate List!

What is the major difference between Quinoa and Dalia? Here’s everything you need to know!
Published -11 Feb 2022, 11:45 ISTUpdated -11 Feb 2022, 12:09 IST
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Food has been an essential product for us forever and we all have had a million reservations for the type of food we consume on a daily basis. 

With everybody’s body type being of a different nature, everybody has had a different set of food and nutrient intake for a variety of reasons. 

For people who have dietary needs for major weight loss, Quinoa and Dalia have been an evergreen choice. Do we all know the major differences between the two? Here’s everything by an expert dietician, Mrs. Anupama Girotra!. 

What Is Quinoa? 

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Quinoa is a word that has been derived from the language Quechua, kinwa or kinuwa which is also a flowering plant emerging from the amaranth family. It is an annual plant that grows as a crop only for its seeds that are edible in nature. 

The seeds are rich in protein, dietary fiber, Vitamin B, and dietary minerals. Quinoa is not grass, but is botanically related to spinach and amaranth and originated in the Andean region of northwestern South America. 

The cultivation has spread to more than 70 countries, including Kenya, India, and the United States. There has been an excessive increase in the popularity of edible seeds, making crop production about a triple between 2006 and 2014. 

Nutritive Value Of Quinoa 

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Quinoa contains about 13% water, 64% carbohydrates, 14% protein, and only 6% fat when uncooked. A 100 gram serving of raw quinoa seeds is considered to be a rich source of phosphorus, magnesium, and vitamins by many dieticians like Mrs. Anupama Girotra herself! 

After the process of boiling, which is generally taken in place to prepare a salad, the nutritional value of a quinoa seed tends to change its course. 

Quinoa results in 72% water, 21% carbohydrates, 4% protein, and 2% fat. 

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Is Quinoa Gluten-Free? 

Quinoa is considered to be gluten-free because of its highly concentrated protein, ease of use, versatility in preparation, and increased yields in controlled environments. 

What Is Dalia? 

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Also known as broken wheat, is one of the most popular foods for when people turn sick. It’s not necessarily food for the sick, but also super-food! 

Consisting of fiber, Dalia helps in improving your digestive system and many other problems related to your stomach and your gastronomic system. 

Dalia is a super-food that can be consumed for any meal of the day, be it breakfast, lunch, or dinner. While it may be suggested for the sick, 

Dalia is also a key ingredient for lactating mothers as quoted by our expert Dietician, Mrs. Anupama Girotra. Dalia helps in the production of milk and is less fattening at the same time for the mother. 

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Dalia is a great choice for people who want to go through a worthy loss journey with good diet control. 

Dalia is also known to control your glucose level, keeping control of sugar for those people who have an issue dealing with the same. Dalia also has the property of keeping your skin healthy as it has a lot of water content. 

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Quinoa VS Dalia 

Our expert dietician, Mrs. Anupama Girotra was asked the same while many of us have been asking the same question over the internet. 

She went on defending Dalia as her go-to option as it is one of the most accessible raw materials in the Indian territory. Going forward, Dalia also has an easy-to-cook process, trying a variety of variations, and is cost-effective, making it affordable to all economical status in our current day society. 

Dalia contains less fatty nutrients than Quinoa which makes it a much more appealing choice. 

What is going to be your choice? Connect with us over our official Instagram account and let us know in the comments. Stay tuned to HerZindagi for more tips and upcoming stories!


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