Black quinoa apart from the darker hue has a crunchier texture with a strong flavor compared to white quinoa. Black quinoa has an incomparable taste but is not easily available. You can find it in limited farmers markets and on the Internet. Many chefs consider it a unique culinary experience. Black quinoa cooks quickly although it has slightly higher fiber content. The unique black color is due to the presence of anthocyanins that prevent UV damage and oxidation of the plant. Anthocyanins are also said to protect the body against free radicals, chronic diseases, heart disease, cancer, diabetes etc.