Organic Quinoa

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  1. $6.99/lb
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  3. $4.99/lb (bulk - not individually packaged)
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Certified: Organic Gluten-Free Kosher

Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is a light, fluffy, edible seed that feels and tastes more like a grain. Our organic quinoa is pre-rinsed so it is ready for cooking! Thanks to its mild, somewhat nutty and irresistible flavor, organic quinoa is an immensely popular food. But this "mother grain" is also valued for its tremendous nutritional content.

Quinoa Nutrition

Among the wholesome attributes that make the organic quinoa grain special are:

1) Quinoa is considered a complete protein because it contains all 9 essential amino acids. A one-cup serving of cooked organic quinoa contains 12-18% Daily Value (DV) for protein, which is more than any grain. In particular, organic quinoa contains lysine, an amino acid that most grains lack. Lysine helps the body absorb calcium and reduces stress-induced anxiety.

2) According to the USDA, quinoa contains nearly twice as much dietary fiber as other grains. A serving of organic quinoa has about 20% DV for dietary fiber, which supports a healthy digestive system by speeding up the passage of food and waste. It also keeps you feeling full longer to prevent overeating and promote weight loss.

3) Organic quinoa is a good source of minerals like phosphorous, magnesium and iron. Phosphorous is important for bone formation, kidney health, and muscle strength. Magnesium controls blood glucose levels, aids the absorption of calcium, and regulates blood pressure. Iron helps deliver oxygen-rich blood cells throughout the body.

This power-packed nutritional combo helped give quinoa the name "Gold of the Incas" when it was cultivated thousands of years ago in the Andes; Incan warriors highly valued the crop for the energy and stamina it gave them.

Chef Joe of PBS's Taste This TV used our organic quinoa to make Quinoa with Goat Cheese and Dried Sausage, and he loved it!

"Nuts.com quinoa is another great product that is completely natural, gluten free, kosher, and grown wild. Unlike other products, Nuts.com quinoa is pre-rinsed and therefore do not have that bitter taste other quinoa products may have. Over the last few years, I have tried many other quinoa products and nothing can be compared to Nuts.com quinoa!"

Quinoa: Our Registered Dietitian's Top Pick

Our Health Nut places organic quinoa at the top of her favorite "grains" list and likes to use it in stir-fries in place of rice. Quinoa earns its top spot because it has double the protein compared to other whole grains and is considered a complete protein source because it has all the essential amino acids.

Start with a Simple Quinoa Recipe

Cooking organic quinoa is extremely easy and fast. Just combine one part of our bulk quinoa with two parts water or broth, bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Fluff it with a fork, and it's delicious and ready to serve as-is or with your choice of seasonings.

But this basic quinoa recipe is just the beginning. Cooked quinoa is similar in flavor, texture and consistency to both rice and couscous, but it is much more nutritious. Try substituting this superfood for rice or couscous in all sorts of recipes--stir fry, soup, casseroles and more-- to reinvent it as a high-protein meal. You can also make quinoa flour by grinding the seeds.

Store organic quinoa in sealed plastic or glass containers in a cool, dark, dry cabinet. Quinoa will stay fresh for one year if properly stored.

Buy Quinoa for Special Diets

One of organic quinoa's greatest benefits is that it is so well suited to a wide range of dietary restrictions. As a rare complete protein in the plant world, it can be the cornerstone of nutrition for vegans and vegetarians who can't get protein from meat, fish, poultry or dairy.

Our bulk quinoa is naturally gluten-free, certified kosher and grown wild, free of all pesticides and chemicals. And when you buy quinoa from Nuts.com, it arrives at your door pre-rinsed and free of the natural saponin that can give the cooked seeds a bitter taste.

What the Experts Say about Quinoa

Dr. Weil says, "Quinoa's protein is complete, containing all nine essential amino acids - a rarity in the plant kingdom… a must-add to your culinary repertoire."

Dole Nutrition Institute says, "Quinoa incorporates quite a lot of nutrients into tiny seeds. It contains more protein than most grains and offers a more evenly balanced array of amino acids, the building blocks of protein. Quinoa is also higher in phosphorus, magnesium, copper, zinc and iron than most grains."

Customer Reviews

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“I placed my first order Sunday night and received it Monday 20 minutes before noon, the next day, with regular, inexpensive, ground shipping! Needless to say my mind is blown. Everything was of top quality and delicious. Simply unbelievable. I swear they have magical powers or something.”

, washington, dc December 5, 2011

“Hi Folks, Just wanted to let you know I received my grain order today. I think this is the fastest I have ever received a standard shipment. This was my first time ordering from NutsOnLine. You guys are great. I will be ordering some more soon and recommend you to my friends. Keep up the good work and thanks. Jay.”

, Sanford, Florida December 3, 2011

“I was thrilled to find such inexpensive quinoa!!!! WOW! And I've wanted to try chia seeds after reading so much about them and they are great! I put them in my breakfast oats or quinoa and even in my Greek yogurt.
Thank you for the fast, I mean FAST service! I only had to wait 2 days for delivery!!! Ya'll are awesome!”

, Jackson, MI November 22, 2011

“Came across your website by accident and had to order! First off, thanks for the Goji Berries, a delightful treat I must say. The 5 pounds of food arrived as scheduled and each bag was opened as soon as I came home from work. I love the dried apples, I will end up ordering those again! Kiwi, Bananas, and my favorite Quinoa! You will be hearing from me again you crazy Nuts!
-Greg-”

, Margate, Florida November 9, 2011

“Just wanted to say your service is wonderful....I had my Quinoa quicker than I expected....Product quality was great. In addition to feeding it to my 2 legged family I supplement my 4 legged family with it and they gobbled it up with a smile. Thanks”

, Mena, AR November 7, 2011

“Fabulous service, great tracking, love the great energy in your emails. Beautiful packaging and just ate some quinoa that was delivered this morning and it was wonderful! Topped it off with a cacao goji energy square. mmmmmm! Thank you!”

, Milton, Fl October 21, 2011

“My box of stuff arrived today. I'm very happy. Quinoa, Kamut and Amaranth are delicious!”

, Ellijay, GA October 17, 2011

“Dear FOUR NUTS ! ! !

Can we say WOW ! ? I mean, your customer service IS nuts :-) ; amazing customer service !

I am a recently diagnosed Celiac Disease sufferer (gluten free is TOUGH) and am NUTS to start incorporating quinoa (thanks for the phoetics : KEEN-WAH - who knew?) in my new diet !

Regards from Seattle !”

October 13, 2011

“Thank You very much for great service”

, Brooklyn, NY October 11, 2011

“Thank you SO much for speedy, friendly service (with a sense of humor, too)! I will be back =)”

, Falls Church, Virginia October 11, 2011

“Love the sample packs, just enough for a couple of meals and easy to figure calories out. Also love that they are rinsed and ready to cook!”

, West Springfield, MA August 24, 2014

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 50g (~1.8 oz.)
(Approx. 9.1 Servings/Pound)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 188
Calories From Fat 25
%DV
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 11mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 0g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A 0% Calcium 3%
Vitamin C 0% Iron 26%

Ingredients

Organic Quinoa

Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and milk products.

Storage

Store open or closed under refrigeration for up to 6 months. This item can be frozen.

Country of Origin: Peru

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