Organic Quinoa

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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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“Wow! Fast shipping. Quinoa is not sold anywhere near my home so I was happy to find your store. Love the cooking directions in my shipment. I am a happy customer :)”

April 2, 2011

“My first order from a bunch of Nuts was absolutely wonderful! I needed some high quality ingredients to test recipes for a forthcoming gluten free cookbook. Nuts Online delivered big time! I'm convinced the quality outcome of all of the recipes I was assigned to test was due to the quality of YOUR products!!

I've already placed my second order - included in it was a 25# case of Quinoa, thanks for the sample included in the first order - your Quinoa sample proved to be greatly superior to my local source, hence my bulk order - and I'm in the midst of working on yet my third order!

Your Goji berry sample in my Quinoa bulk order has proved yet again that the quality of your products is superior to all and equaled by none!

You've won yourself a lifetime customer!!!”

, Northeast, Ohio March 31, 2011

“All I can say is you now have a customer for life! My order arrived this morning and to say I am happy is a complete understatement. Your company is OUTSTANDING, not only in service but in product as well. Every company in the world could take a lesson from yours. Keep up the great service!!! ”

, Orlando, Florida March 23, 2011

“After facing many health problems with my digestive system I started a detox diet using Quinoa and Mung Dahl. I was only able to find it in your wonderful website. Everything arrived within just a couple of days, conveniently packaged, the highest quality and at competitive prices! You have made my life easy! Thanks! ”

, Miami, FL March 23, 2011

“I am really pleased with the service I have received. My package arrived so quickly. I love it!”

, Washington, DC March 22, 2011

“Quinoa is a new experience for me, and I look forward to trying some of the recipes I printed from your website. Thanks for getting it to me so quickly. Better health, here I come!”

March 18, 2011

“I am so happy to find a business that sells certified gluten-free, organic and raw seeds, grains, flours, etc, and with so much variety! I really love the resealable bags that my food came in too. What a great family business, you guys rock! I live in the Colorado Rocky Mountains with very limited grocery resources, and will be ordering from you on a regular basis. I've already told all my friends about you too. Keep it up!!!!”

, Vail, CO March 17, 2011

“My package arrived today and I wanted to thank you for great products and quick shipping. My whole family are enjoying the nuts, grain, fruit and chocolate. It's all excellent quality!!! I will be a regular customer. Thanks!”

, Ramsey, NJ March 15, 2011

“I am addicted to your quinoa! I eat it almost every day as I put my veges on top and yum-yum! I ran out and had to purchase from my local grocery store and paid almost $6 for 12 ounces! I ordered 6 pounds from you this order as I don't want to run out!I love all of your products, especially the nuts and love the "freebies" that you occassionally throw in!”

, Charleston, SC March 10, 2011

“Very fast shipment. Great product. I will definitely shop here again.”

, Florida March 10, 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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