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Organic Black Quinoa
Organic black quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) was once called "the gold of the Incas" for increasing the stamina of Incan warriors. Quinoa has a light, fluffy texture when cooked, and its mild, slightly nutty flavor makes it an alternative to rice or couscous. Our organic quinoa is grown wild and free of any pesticides and chemicals.
Quinoa, the "mother grain," is an extremely nutritious seed. It has a protein value that is extremely high (12-18%) and the protein it supplies is complete protein, meaning that it includes all nine essential amino acids. Because of this, it takes less quinoa protein to meet one's protein need than wheat protein. Quinoa is easy to digest and naturally contains no gluten. It is also a good source of dietary fiber, phosphorous, magnesium, and iron.
This quinoa is not pre-rinsed. You need to first soak in warm water for 5 minutes, wash, drain, and rinse several times. If you don't have the right size sieve, you can always put the quinoa in a bowl, add the warm water, soak, and then spill off as much water as you can before starting again. Mix 1 part quinoa to 2 parts water for 15-20 minutes. It is great by itself, mixed with vegetables, in souffles, or in casseroles.
You can also make quinoa flour by grinding the seeds.
Red and golden quinoa are nutritionally identical. Black makes for a much prettier appearance once cooked.
Store quinoa in sealed plastic or glass containers in a cool, dark, dry cabinet. Quinoa will stay fresh for one year if properly stored.
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Elaine, Bainbridge, NY October 24, 2013
“I love this company! The variety is wonderful and quality exceptional - especially the organics. Top that off with speedy service, (I ordered yesterday afternoon and it arrived this morning) There is something for everyone if you enjoy good food. I am ordering Christmas gifts- everyone eats, and you don't have another thing that sits around to collect dust! Two thumbs up and a few toes also!”
Bill, Charlottesville, Virginia August 24, 2013
“Shopping at Nuts.com is great. Not only did I get products that are hard to find in my local stores, but my order, placed on Thursday, arrived on Saturday afternoon. The products are great, the packaging is fun, and the customer service is some of the best I have experienced anywhere online. ”
erica May 10, 2013
“Loved the quinoa (black) I have not tried the rest yet! And the packaging was pretty and super useful. I will recommend this site all the way!”
June Vaughn March 11, 2013
“I ordered both black and red quinoa. I love these varieties. They're much tastier than plain white quinoa.”
Debra, Evansville, Wi February 21, 2013
“We love the service, the organic quinoa and chia seeds were wonderful. The shipping is reasonable. I would highly recommend people buying from Nuts.com. I recommend it to my clients whenever we talk nutrition.”
Derrick, Atlanta, GA November 30, 2012
“Loooove the black quinoa! Having to reduce my sugar intake dramatically and Nuts.com is a Godsend! The coconut, hazelnuts, and walnuts having increased the enjoyment of my new found diet. Thanks for the consistently great products!”
BJ, Chesterton, Indiana November 29, 2012
“Amazing service!! Really exceptional products, high quality, very fresh.”
E A, Edmond, Oklahoma November 24, 2012
“Very good selection and excellent fast shipping. We can't wait to try out all three types of Quinoa.”
kat, Roswell, NM June 7, 2012
“I got some quinao seeds which I love.
Chia seeds are a new treat. made a pudding with them, so good. fast shipping as all ways. Can't wait to order again.I love the quality of the items I have bought from nuts.com.”
Dianne, Sun Lakes, AZ March 15, 2012
“Everything looks great. I'm glad to have a source for black and other colors of quinoa.”
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Nancy, Marion, IA November 19, 2013
“I received my 6 pounds of red and black organic quinoa today. I love that it comes pre-rinsed, makes my life in the kitchen so much easier. I've been ordering from you for a couple of years and will continue to do so. If I can't find it locally, I can always find it at Nuts.com! The FREE pecan pie looks delish! Thanks, guys!”
Serving Size 50g (~1.8 oz.)
(Approx. 9.1 Servings/Pound)
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|Calories From Fat||25|
Organic black quinoa
Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.
Store in a cool, dry place for 1-3 months if un-refrigerated. If refrigerated, shelf life is up to 6 months.
Country of Origin: Peru
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