What is the Bracha for Quinoa?


Haadama and Borei Nefashos, unless pureed and unrecognizable where it would be Shehakol.

While quinoa is technically classified by many as a grain, it is not one of the “five grains” (wheat, barley, spelt, oats and rye), nor is considered a semi-grain like Orez which is Mezonos. (There is a dispute whether this refers to rice or millet). Thus, it is Haadama.