A lot of items are getting tagged as “superfoods” these days. Naturally, all of them, from blueberries to flax seeds, deliver some outstanding combination of health benefits, and you’d be well-advised to include them in your diet. But simply put, no other food can touch Organic Quinoa (pronounced “KEEN-wah”) for the sheer range of nutrition and support that it provides to your body. The ancient Incas of the high Andes called the quinoa plant chisaya mama, which means “the mother of all grains.” While they probably didn’t know about its amazing levels of fiber and protein, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and iron, they recognized that this unique superfood, more than any other, helped sustain their entire population and allowed it to flourish for thousands of years!
Quinoa is a seed, not a grain, although in use, taste and texture it seems more like rice than anything else. And indeed, it’s prepared the same way and can be used interchangeably with rice in virtually any recipe. When cooked, it’s light and fluffy and has a pleasantly earthy, almost nutty flavor that many find superior to that of rice. It’s great for vegetarians, especially, as it has an extremely high protein content (18%) that includes all nine essential amino acids. Both white and red quinoa are an excellent source of dietary fiber, are 100% gluten-free, and provide a significant calcium boost for those who are lactose-intolerant.
Our organic white and organic red quinoa is wild-grown at high elevation, harvested mostly by hand, and pre-rinsed to remove the naturally bitter saponin covering. Clean and pure, your organic quinoa bulk order arrives ready to cook and enjoy in virtually all of your favorite rice recipes—just substitute in equal amounts.