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Quinoa is a VEGETABLE PROTEIN and LOOKS LIKE a grain but is actually a seed. You can cook quinoa or sprout it. Right now I eat my quinoa cooked because my body digests it better . But to keep it raw, you can and should sprout it. Bottom line… listen to what your body responds best to. Quinoa is considered a “complete source of protein” because it includes all nine essential amino acids, and gets bonus points for being low in fat and carbs. Not only that but gluten free, rich in fiber and starch, which makes it ideal for aiding digestion….