United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service

National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release
Full Report (All Nutrients):  20035, Quinoa, uncooked
Food Group: Cereal Grains and Pasta
Scientific Name:  Chenopodium quinoa Willd.
Carbohydrate Factor: 4   Fat Factor:9   Protein Factor: 4   Nitrogen to Protein Conversion Factor: 6.25  
heading Nutrient Unit
Value per 100 g
# of Data Points Std. Error
cup 170 g
Proximates Water 1 g 13.28 3 0.500 22.58
Proximates Energy kcal 368 -- -- 626
Proximates Energy kJ 1539 -- -- 2616
Proximates Protein 1 g 14.12 3 0.950 24.00
Proximates Total lipid (fat) 1 g 6.07 3 0.300 10.32
Proximates Ash 1 g 2.38 3 0.010 4.05
Proximates Carbohydrate, by difference g 64.16 -- -- 109.07
Proximates Fiber, total dietary 1 g 7.0 3 0.500 11.9
Proximates Starch 1 g 52.22 3 0.390 88.77
Minerals Calcium, Ca 1 mg 47 3 0.000 80
Minerals Iron, Fe 1 mg 4.57 3 0.160 7.77
Minerals Magnesium, Mg 1 mg 197 3 6.000 335
Minerals Phosphorus, P 1 mg 457 3 23.000 777
Minerals Potassium, K 1 mg 563 3 38.000 957
Minerals Sodium, Na 1 mg 5 3 0.000 8
Minerals Zinc, Zn 1 mg 3.10 3 0.100 5.27
Minerals Copper, Cu 1 mg 0.590 3 0.059 1.003
Minerals Manganese, Mn 1 mg 2.033 3 0.684 3.456
Minerals Selenium, Se 1 µg 8.5 3 3.200 14.4
Vitamins Thiamin 1 mg 0.360 3 0.015 0.612
Vitamins Riboflavin 1 mg 0.318 3 0.011 0.541
Vitamins Niacin 1 mg 1.520 3 0.103 2.584
Vitamins Pantothenic acid 1 mg 0.772 3 0.037 1.312
Vitamins Vitamin B-6 1 mg 0.487 3 0.042 0.828
Vitamins Folate, total 1 µg 184 3 8.000 313
Vitamins Folic acid µg 0 -- -- 0
Vitamins Folate, food 1 µg 184 3 8.000 313
Vitamins Folate, DFE µg 184 -- -- 313
Vitamins Choline, total 1 mg 70.2 -- -- 119.3
Vitamins Betaine 1 mg 630.4 1 -- 1071.7
Vitamins Vitamin B-12 µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin A, RAE 1 µg 1 1 -- 2
Vitamins Retinol µg 0 -- -- 0
Vitamins Carotene, beta 1 µg 8 1 -- 14
Vitamins Carotene, alpha 1 µg 0 1 -- 0
Vitamins Cryptoxanthin, beta 1 µg 1 1 -- 2
Vitamins Vitamin A, IU IU 14 -- -- 24
Vitamins Lycopene 1 µg 0 1 -- 0
Vitamins Lutein + zeaxanthin 1 µg 163 1 -- 277
Vitamins Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 1 mg 2.44 3 0.180 4.15
Vitamins Tocopherol, beta 1 mg 0.08 3 0.010 0.14
Vitamins Tocopherol, gamma 1 mg 4.55 3 0.660 7.74
Vitamins Tocopherol, delta 1 mg 0.35 3 0.070 0.59
Vitamins Tocotrienol, alpha 1 mg 0.00 3 0.000 0.00
Vitamins Tocotrienol, beta 1 mg 0.00 3 0.000 0.00
Vitamins Tocotrienol, gamma 1 mg 0.00 3 0.000 0.00
Vitamins Tocotrienol, delta 1 mg 0.00 3 0.000 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 0.0 -- -- 0.0
Vitamins Vitamin D IU 0 -- -- 0
Vitamins Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 1 µg 0.0 3 0.000 0.0
Lipids Fatty acids, total saturated g 0.706 -- -- 1.200
Lipids 8:0 1 g 0.000 3 0.000 0.000
Lipids 10:0 1 g 0.000 3 0.000 0.000
Lipids 12:0 1 g 0.000 3 0.000 0.000
Lipids 14:0 1 g 0.000 3 0.000 0.000
Lipids 15:0 1 g 0.000 3 0.000 0.000
Lipids 16:0 1 g 0.600 3 0.026 1.020
Lipids 17:0 1 g 0.000 3 0.000 0.000
Lipids 18:0 1 g 0.037 3 0.003 0.063
Lipids 20:0 1 g 0.030 3 0.000 0.051
Lipids 22:0 1 g 0.030 3 0.000 0.051
Lipids 24:0 1 g 0.010 3 0.000 0.017
Lipids Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 1.613 -- -- 2.742
Lipids 14:1 1 g 0.000 3 0.000 0.000
Lipids 15:1 1 g 0.000 3 0.000 0.000
Lipids 16:1 undifferentiated 1 g 0.000 3 0.000 0.000
Lipids 17:1 1 g 0.000 3 0.000 0.000
Lipids 18:1 undifferentiated 1 g 1.420 3 0.038 2.414
Lipids 20:1 1 g 0.093 3 0.003 0.158
Lipids 22:1 undifferentiated 1 g 0.083 3 0.003 0.141
Lipids 24:1 c 1 g 0.017 3 0.003 0.029
Lipids Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 3.292 -- -- 5.596
Lipids 18:2 undifferentiated 1 g 2.977 3 0.226 5.061
Lipids 18:3 undifferentiated 1 g 0.260 3 0.010 0.442
Lipids 18:4 1 g 0.000 3 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:2 n-6 c,c 1 g 0.000 3 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:3 undifferentiated 1 g 0.000 3 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:4 undifferentiated 1 g 0.009 3 0.001 0.015
Lipids 20:5 n-3 (EPA) 1 g 0.000 3 0.000 0.000
Lipids 21:5 1 g 0.000 3 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:4 1 g 0.000 3 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:5 n-3 (DPA) 1 g 0.000 3 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:6 n-3 (DHA) 1 g 0.047 3 0.009 0.080
Lipids Cholesterol mg 0 -- -- 0
Amino Acids Tryptophan 1 g 0.167 -- -- 0.284
Amino Acids Threonine 1 g 0.421 -- -- 0.716
Amino Acids Isoleucine 1 g 0.504 -- -- 0.857
Amino Acids Leucine 1 g 0.840 -- -- 1.428
Amino Acids Lysine 1 g 0.766 -- -- 1.302
Amino Acids Methionine 1 g 0.309 -- -- 0.525
Amino Acids Cystine 1 g 0.203 -- -- 0.345
Amino Acids Phenylalanine 1 g 0.593 -- -- 1.008
Amino Acids Tyrosine 1 g 0.267 -- -- 0.454
Amino Acids Valine 1 g 0.594 -- -- 1.010
Amino Acids Arginine 1 g 1.091 -- -- 1.855
Amino Acids Histidine 1 g 0.407 -- -- 0.692
Amino Acids Alanine 1 g 0.588 -- -- 1.000
Amino Acids Aspartic acid 1 g 1.134 -- -- 1.928
Amino Acids Glutamic acid 1 g 1.865 -- -- 3.171
Amino Acids Glycine 1 g 0.694 -- -- 1.180
Amino Acids Proline 1 g 0.773 -- -- 1.314
Amino Acids Serine 1 g 0.567 -- -- 0.964

Sources of Data

1Nutrient Data Laboratory, ARS, USDA National Food and Nutrient Analysis Program, Wave 9o , 2005  Beltsville MD  
Langual Code(s)

  • A0125 GRAIN OR STARCH PRODUCT (US CFR)
  • A1290 2000 CEREAL GRAINS AND PASTA (USDA SR)
  • B2027 QUINOA
  • C0155 SEED
  • E0150 WHOLE, NATURAL SHAPE
  • F0001 EXTENT OF HEAT TREATMENT NOT KNOWN
  • G0003 COOKING METHOD NOT APPLICABLE
  • H0138 WATER REMOVED
  • J0116 DEHYDRATED OR DRIED
  • K0003 NO PACKING MEDIUM USED
  • M0001 CONTAINER OR WRAPPING NOT KNOWN
  • N0001 FOOD CONTACT SURFACE NOT KNOWN
  • P0024 HUMAN FOOD, NO AGE SPECIFICATION