Raw, certified organic white quinoa. This highly nutritious gluten-free source of complex carbohydrates makes the perfect side dish or addition to soups or salads.
Quinoa is an excellent source of protein (up to 18 grams per 100 gram serving), soluble/insoluble fiber, trace minerals, and powerful phytonutrients that have been shown to decrease overall body inflammation.
Here are some of the nutritional highlights of quinoa:
- Rich source of protein / contain all essential amino acids
- Excellent source of manganese, magnesium, copper, and folate
- Contains healthy fats
- Source of vitamin E
- Contains powerful phytonutrients
- Naturally gluten-free
Quinoa contains the following nutrients (% Daily Value) per 100-gram serving:
Iron : 57%
Vitamin E: 17%
It contains 368 calories, composed of 64 grams of carbohydrates, 14 grams of protein, 6 grams of fat, and 7 grams of fiber.
Quinoa is an incredibly nutrient-dense food that is an excellent addition to any diet. Here is a list of some of the potential health benefits of quinoa based on current studies:
- Anti-inflammatory benefits (phytonutrients)
- May help maintain healthy levels of HDL cholesterol (phytonutrients)
- May improve digestion and promote colon health (fiber)
- Help combat oxidative damage caused by free radicals (phytonutrients)
- Supports regulation of blood sugar levels (fiber, protein)
- Help body utilize iron (copper)
Interesting Facts About Organic Quinoa
- Although quinoa has been consumed in South America for over 7000 years, it did not become common in Canada, USA, Japan and the UK until about 10 years ago.
- Quinoa is a seed, not a grain
- It can be grown in extremely dry climates (under 4 inches of rain per year)
- There are over 120 different types of quinoa, the most common being white, red, and black.
- In the early 90's, NASA declared quinoa the ideal food for astronauts because of its impressive nutrition profile.
- Quinoa is related to spinach and swiss chard
- Quinoa contains twice as much protein as rice per serving
Storage Tips for Maximum Shelf Life
Quinoa can be stored in a sealed container in the pantry or refrigerator for up to 3 years.
How to Enjoy
Quinoa can be enjoyed in the following ways:
- On its own plain, or with organic butter, oils, or sauces
- On salads
- In soups
- Quinoa burgers
- As a stuffing
Tips for cooking quinoa
- 2 cups of water are required for each cup of quinoa
- 1 cup of dry quinoa yields 3 cups of cooked quinoa
- Cooking time is approximately 20 minutes
- Be sure to rinse quinoa before cooking to remove the potential bitter taste
- Instead of plain water, consider using a homemade soup stalk
|Ingredients||Organic white quinoa|
|Allergens||Produced in a facility that also processes tree nuts.|
|Country of Origin||Bolivia|