Quinoa oil contains a large amount of omegas 3, 6, and 9, in addition to other health benefits.
Quinoa is an Andean plant from the outskirts of Lake Titicaca, located between Peru and Bolivia. It has been cultivated and used since pre-Hispanic civilizations, when it was considered a sacred food for the Incas. The name derives from the indigenous word, kinuwa, in Quechua -the native language of the Andean region. It was adopted by the Spanish language through a phonetic transcription.
Between its varieties, the white quinoa -also known as golden quinoa- is the most recognized and most commercialized. In addition, there is red, black, orange, and even purple quinoa. There is not much difference between them in terms of nutritional properties, but each one has its characteristic taste and texture.
Quinoa oil is extracted from the seeds, which are obtained from the plant. Physically, it maintains a light yellow-orange color, with a characteristic smell and taste that contains a high concentration of essential fatty acids, such as Omega 3, 6, and 9. They are important for brain development, brain system functioning, blood pressure regulation, and heart disease prevention by lowering cholesterol.
Applying this oil directly to the skin can be a powerful anti-aging method. It is also highly beneficial for healing small wounds, treating acne, hydrating and nourishing the scalp, among other benefits.