Bottom line on Quinoa is this... it is a grain. This is something we all have to keep in mind despite all the frequent "sales pitch" advertising we see lately for it. Everyone's tolerance level for others grains besides wheat will vary, but for me personally I am noticing that the longer I am Gluten-free, the less my body is able to digest and assimilate anything that is a grain. I have a feeling this will only get worse the longer I go. So, despite it's reported "health benefits" there is no getting away from the fact that it is a grain and will cause issues for some of us.