Quinoa is one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. It is native to the Andes and was sacred to the Incas, who called it the “Mother of all grains” for its nutritional properties. Our Organic Black Quinoa is 100% organic, non-GMO, gluten and cholesterol free, very low-glycemic index, twice washed and easy to cook and digest.
Our Quinoa is farmed in Bolivia on the Andean Altiplano, in the small region surrounding the Salar de Uyuni salt flats. Because of this harsh climate, this Quinoa grows larger and retains more nutrients than other varieties. For this reason, it is known as Royal Quinoa and is widely praised as the best Quinoa in the world.
In addition to serving as a nutritious replacement for or supplement to rice, Quinoa can serve as a base for delicious porridge, salads, casseroles, omelets, soups and deserts.
To cook quinoa, add one part quinoa and two parts water/broth in a sauce pan or pot. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer, and cover. Simmer for 15 minutes, remove from heat and let stand still for 5 minutes. Fluff and serve. One cup of Quinoa will yield about 4 cups cooked.