Quinoa originated in the Andean region of South America, where it has been an important food for 6,000 years. Its name is the Spanishspelling of the Quechua name. Quinoa is generally undemanding and altitude-hardy, so it can be easily cultivated in the Andes up to about 4,000 meters. Even so, it grows best in well-drained soils and requires a relatively long growing season.
Quinoa was of great nutritional importance in pre-Columbian Andean civilizations, being secondary only to the potato, and was followed in importance by maize. In contemporary times, this crop has become highly appreciated for its nutritional value, as its protein content is very high (12%–18%). Unlike wheat or rice (which are low in lysine), and like oats, quinoa contains a balanced set of essential amino acids for humans, making it an unusually complete protein source among plant foods. It is a good source of dietary fiber and phosphorus and is high in magnesium and iron. Quinoa is gluten-free and considered easy to digest.
A common cooking method is to treat quinoa much like rice, bringing two cups of water to a boil with one cup of grain, covering at a low simmer and cooking for 14–18 minutes or until the germ separates from the seed. The cooked germ looks like a tiny curl and should have a slight bite to it (like al dente pasta). As an alternative, one can use a rice cooker to prepare quinoa, treating it just like white rice (for both cooking cycle and water amounts).
Organic Quinoa, Vegan, Non-GMO Grain with Protein, Fiber, and Iron (1.5 lbs.)
by BetterBody Foods & Nutrition
NUTRIENT BLEND: Quinoa may be a small seed, but it is full of nutrients that can help men and women of all ages live a better life. In every serving of our organic powder, you'll find many nutrients, including fiber, protein, and iron, making it a great bonus to any meal at home or on the go.
SIMPLY ORGANIC: Our Organic Quinoa is USDA organic certified, gluten-free, non-GMO, and kosher, making it a great addition to your pantry, no matter your dietary restrictions. Whether you're vegan, vegetarian, or following another strict food regiment, you can easily incorporate this nutritious tricolor grain medley into your diet.
COMPLETE PLANT PROTEIN: BetterBody Foods quinoa mix includes white, red, and black quinoa grains that provide nutrients that are great for your body. Each serving contains 6g of organic complete protein and 3g of fiber. Grown in South America, our quinoa also has iron, fiber, and all 9 essential amino acids.
RICE REPLACEMENT: The fiber and protein found in quinoa have been known to help curb cravings and satisfy hunger, making it a great replacement for white or brown rice in any meal. Add this nutty, nutritious rice substitute to your pantry for a new staple food that both kids and adults are sure to enjoy.
HOW TO COOK: Before cooking your multicolor quinoa, rinse it with water. Once it has been rinsed, combine 1 cup of quinoa with 2 cups of water in a medium pot and bring to a boil. After it begins to boil, cover the pot and reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer for about 15 - 20 minutes until the water is absorbed. It can also be cooked in rice cooker or instapot!
Anthony's Organic White Whole Grain Quinoa, 4lbs, Gluten Free & Non GMO
by Anthony's Goods
Triple Cleaned, Premium, USDA Organic White Quinoa
Batch Tested and Verified Gluten-Free
100% Whole Grain
1:1 ratio for replacing rice in your favorite recipes! Direct From Peru!
Great for plant based, gluten free, vegan, and organic recipes!
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The ancient grain of the Incas, Quinoa is a delicately flavored, highly nutritious grain. Its fiber and protein content, along with nine essential amino acids, provided the nutrition the Incas needed to survive the harsh Andean climate.
Enjoy our Organic White Quinoa on its own or as a substitute for rice and fuel your own little empire.
43g of Whole Grains per serving. Good source of Fiber & Iron. Low Fat. Sodium Free.
Certified Organic, Certified Kosher, Certified Vegan.
Tiny Hero Golden Quinoa, 5 lb Bag - Non-GMO Verified Canadian Grown Complete Protein Whole Grain Gluten Free Kosher Prewashed Ready to Cook Good Source of Protein, Iron, and Fiber
by Northern Quinoa Production Corp.
NEW VARIETY: Tiny Hero Golden Quinoa is different from white or red quinoa, with a nutty flavor & a heartier texture that's more like rice than other quinoa. Use it in recipes instead of rice for a gluten free, whole grain option that's a complete protein
SUPERFOOD NUTRITION: Quinoa is one of the healthiest foods on Earth, an easy-to-prepare whole grain that's heart healthy, gluten free, & a good source of protein, iron, fiber magnesium, B vitamins, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E & antioxidants.
ALTERNATIVE GRAIN: Quinoa is delicious as a side dish, hot cereal, hypoallergenic baby food, gluten-free substitute or rice replacement in any recipe. Try replacing rice, millet, or pasta with quinoa & mix with chia seeds or lentils for added protein
GROWN IN CANADA: We grow, harvest & package our bulk quinoa in Western Canada. Tiny Hero Golden Quinoa is non-GMO certified, naturally gluten-free, kosher certified & 100% whole grain. Unlike rice, oats, millet or wheat pasta, quinoa is a complete protein
COMPARE THE FLAVOR: Once you try this delicious and nutrient rich superfood, you'll be clearing some prime pantry space for quinoa in your kitchen. Compare our quinoa to similar products from Seeds of Change, Kashi, Joybol, Plum Organics or Ora Organics
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