Red Quinoa, as the name suggests, is a red grain full of protein and amino acids, unlike wheat and rice. it's known to be rich in lysine, aiding healthy tissue growth within the body. Despite typically being prepared like rice, red quinoa is used as a baking grain and addition to salads. Hence, its abundant uses make it particularly popular with health enthusiasts.
Red quinoa (which takes on a brownish hue when cooked) contains a richer taste, slightly chewier and heartier texture, and somewhat nuttier flavor compared to white quinoa. It’s often the quinoa of choice for cold salads as it holds its shape better during cooking.