This food staple of the Incas has enjoyed a resurgence in recent years as more information about its health benefits is revealed. While its strengths are plentiful, this superfood is essential for fighting acne because of its niacinamide (vitamin B3) qualities. Vitamin B3 is used to help treat rosacea and acne inflammation, and also helps repair the skin barrier to minimise irritation and scarring, Beverly Hills-based dermatologist Dr Tsippora Shainhouse told Newsweek Magazine in 2017. He explains that the grain contains ecysteroids, which helps heal acne scarring and can help rebuild skin when used over time.
Serve…shaped into quinoa burgers or as part of a salad instead of tabbouleh or couscous