Some 90g of quinoa provides your Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) of mood-stabilising manganese. Manganese is a mineral found in the human body in very minimal amounts and is a component of the manganese super oxide dismutase enzyme.
It is a powerful antioxidant that searches for free radicals in the human body and manages to neutralise these damaging particles and prevents any potential danger they may cause. The body may contain, at most, 20mg of manganese concentrated in the kidneys, pancreas, liver and bones.
Manganese is very important for normal functioning of the brain and nerve areas of our bodies. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports that men absorb less of this mineral than women.