Our Favorite Prenatal Recipes
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Quick-cooking quinoa (pronounced “keen-wah”) has a light, nutty flavor, a slightly crunchy texture and comes in beige, red and black varieties. It’s a good source of folate, a B vitamin that, when taken before conception and in early pregnancy, helps protect against neural-tube defects such as spinal bifida. Plus, South American quinoa is one of the few grains that are complete proteins, containing all nine essential amino acids.