It's pronounced "KEEN-wah"
Quinoa was of great nutritional importance in pre-Columbian Andean civilizations, secondary only to the potato. In contemporary times, this crop has become highly appreciated for its nutritional value, as its protein content is very high, in addition to being a good source of dietary fiber and phosphorus. High in magnesium and iron, quinoa is gluten-free and considered easy to digest.
Taking advantage of this highly nutritious crop is Fairmont Scottsdale Princess where chefs are using quinoa on their spa menu with delicious Quinoa Crab Cakes, while in California Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa makes a Portobello Tower with Quinoa and White Bean Puree. At The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui, the Chilled Quinoa Salad is perfect for a healthy poolside snack, while The Fairmont Chateau Whistler offers a Quinoa Risotto, which is a creative take on the more common wheat-based risotto. In Seattle, The Fairmont Olympic Hotel even created a heart healthy Georgian Free Range Chicken with Quinoa dish.