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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“Was received today as promised, already had Quinoa with fresh black berries and organic soy milk, delicious. Thanks for your prompt processing of my order and your thoughtful followup. Will be ordering other items very soon.”

, Sacramento, Ca August 17, 2010

“This Quinoa is great stuff and tastes great. Very filling,makes the best soup you will ever taste. Thanks a bunch for it and the great service.”

, Wellsville, Utah August 1, 2010

“You guys rock! Received my order much quicker than expected! Looking forward to ordering more tasty goodies from you guys in the future!”

, Woodridge, IL July 16, 2010

“Instead of using rice to any recipe, try substituting Quinoa. My wife makes Bison meatloaf and stuffed peppers with both Quinoa and Bison Meat. Great haelthy way to eat!!! ”

, Cortlandt Manor, New York July 6, 2010

“I received product yesterday. Cooked some quinoa last night. Delicioous.”

June 26, 2010

“Got my package very quick. Love your products & great prices. Friendly, friendly all the time. Thanks, I will be back & recommend you to all my friends. Just go to the NUTS online....”

, Lake Worth, Florida June 24, 2010

“I rec'd my Quinoa 3 business days after ordering and am extremely pleased. It cooks quickly, is very tasty (I made a pilaf with it - yum) I plan on trying it as a breakfast cereal as well. Thank you - a very good product!!!! I'll be back!”

, Midland, MI June 24, 2010

“I've been buying the pumpkin seeds and goji berries for a while now... both are the best I've ever had.

I recently tried the Quinoa. It is absolutely AMAZING! It has a great flavor all its own, and can be made into so many great, healthy, dishes.

As always, NutsOnline customer service was top-notch and delivery was lightning fast.

A true pleasure doing business with this company. ”

, CT June 23, 2010

“I ordered the Organic, Red and Black Quinoa from the Site, and received it overnight. My wife and I are Fitness Instructors, and encourage our clients to add Quinoa to their diet. The grain has a great taste with so much nutritional value. ”

, Cortlandt Manor, New York June 15, 2010

“My order was delivered yesterday. Couldn't believe how fast you got it there. I will certainly order again from you. Thank you”

, Granville, OH June 10, 2010

“second time I buy quinoa from Nuts.com and I will always buy from them! Great quality and fast shipping!! Thank you for your service!!”

, somewhere, nc May 11, 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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