Premium Organic Quinoa
At Nature's Earthly Choice we are excited to bring you another exotic and highly nutritious, great tasting food, this time from South America. Quinoa (Pronounced KEEN-wah), is one of several ancient grains being rediscovered today by chefs around North America. Once known as “The Gold of the Incas” and the "Mother of all Grains," Quinoa was the core protein of the Inca diet. However, the consumption of Quinoa declined after the Spanish Conquistadors tried to eradicate its cultivation in an effort to dominate the Incan culture. Luckily brave farmers continued to grow Quinoa in secret, and we are able to reestablish Quinoa as a staple grain in the world today.
Quinoa is growing in popularity because it delivers all of the nutritional benefits of animal protein without the fat and calories. The grain has a lovely nutty flavor that is richer than that of couscous and it cooks quickly in roughly 15 minutes.
Quinoa contains all 8 amino acids, the protein building blocks that our bodies can’t make but must get from our food. Quinoa has an average 13% protein compared to rice at 9%. Quinoa is an excellent source of fiber, containing both soluble and non-soluble fiber. It is high in a wide variety of vitamins and minerals, like iron, manganese, magnesium and phosphorus. It is also gluten free.
Nature's Earthly Choice Premium Quinoa is prewashed to remove the bitter coating that naturally covers the quinoa seed. However quinoa is an agricultural product and even with the use of modern cleaning equipment and procedures it is not always possible to remove all foreign material. We suggest that you always rinse and sort your quinoa before cooking.
Extremely versatile and easy to prepare, Quinoa is great as a side dish mixed with vegetable and seasonings. You can use quinoa in place of rice in almost any recipe. Mixed with a little maple syrup or brown sugar, some fresh fruit and nuts our Quinoa makes a delicious and healthy breakfast cereal. Or add our Quinoa to your favorite soup or salad for a gluten free boost of protein and fiber. You are only limited by your imagination.
Benefits of eating whole grains like Quinoa
- Helps Maintain Healthy Cholesterol
- Lower Glycemic Index, which means steadier blood sugar levels which can contribute to lowering the risk of type II diabetes.
- Lowers risk of chronic disease
- Promotes a healthy Heart
Nutrients include, but not limited to:
- Complete protein: includes all essential amino acids
- Manganese and Copper
Quick to prepare
More than 5,000 years of continuous cultivation
|Serving Size 1/4 Cup (43g)
Servings Per Container 9
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 160||Calories from Fat 25|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 2.5g||4%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 28g||9%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||12%|
|Vitamin A 0%||Vitamin C 0%|
|Calcium 2%||Iron 10%|
|*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calories needs:|
|Total Fat||Less Than||65g||80g|
|Saturated Fat||Less Than||20g||25g|
|Calories per gram:|
|Fat 9||Carbohydrate 4||Protein 4|