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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“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

“Thank you for the order. I was surprised how fast I've received it. Your customer service is excellent!”

, NC May 17, 2010

“Hello fellow nuts!
We received our first order and were delighted with everything. The quinoa was delicious, loved the goji and dried berries, and the almonds and chia seeds were perfect. We'll be purchasing our "goodies" from your company from now on. Thanks for the super products and fast service!”

, Smyrna, GA May 10, 2010

“Ordered 25 pounds of Organic Quinoa for my daughter the week before mother's day and it arrived in plenty of time and my daughter is thrilled to have a years supply of the stuff since she was paying 12 bucks a pound at the local health food store. Great value at nuts online.”

, ca May 10, 2010

“I'm a first time buyer of your products. Ordered the toasted, salted edamame, gobi berries and quinoa. They came 2 days later with a surprise trial pack of the mint cookie nips. Wow!!! wonderful products. I also got the pumpkin seeds and enjoy them as a snack in the evening watching TV. We will be trying the Quiona with our supper tonight. Thank you for such wonderful products, I will be back!”

, Dunkirk, Ohio April 18, 2010

“Healthy, delicious, reliable, fast, and the most economical source. Your products are too good to eat, but I eat them anyway. They are good for me. Good for you!”

, Young Harris, Georgia April 16, 2010

“Too soon for a food testimonial, but here's one for the shipping:

At the place where I am food & beverage director, we rarely feed as many as 300 a plated and served dinner. Tomorrow, we do. And it is part of an event which will focus on a holistic approach to wellness by a woman who came to it not out of wellness, but out of cancer. Needless to say, I needed to create a healthful and tasty meal to accompany her words. Quinoa wasn't part of my repertoire - though I had prepared it before at home. The weeks leading up the the event were incredibly busy - one or two special events per day - and I found myself quite behind.

I knew I could get Quinoa in little boxes for a big price. That didn't appeal. On the internet, I found more little boxes and big prices (and a place with BIG bags and big prices).

Never being willing to settle for high prices, I searched around until I found Nuts Online. Now the big challenge: can they get it to me in time for my event?

Yes! I ordered early afternoon on a Tuesday and received the product about 48 hours later. And didn't pay extra for rush shipping.

These are good folks. Don't hesitate to do business with them.

With appreciation & thanks,

C. Wright, very satisfied customer ”

, Columbia, SC April 15, 2010

“I'm so thrilled to have found this web site! I ordered my Quinoa, whole wheat couscous, Bulgur wheat and dried fruits & nuts on Tuesday at lunchtime and they were delivered to my door on Wednesday! Until now, I would have to drive all over town, to 3-4 different grocery & health food stores to get all of my 'clean eating' foods. Now I can order everything I need in 5 minutes and have them delivered to me the next day! How cool is that???!!!”

, East Berlin, PA April 15, 2010

“We received our Quinoa yesterday. This morning we had it for breakfast with berries. It was easy to cook and tasted wonderful. ”

, Monterey, TN March 4, 2010

“Awesome to say the least....Not only are the figs, cranberries and Quinoa the freshest I've had, but your entire order process from start to end is in itself a great experience...Thanks so much for your service and products!”

, Birmingham, AL February 27, 2010

“Thank you for the excellent business! I ordered quinoa and it reached on time. Tasted, it is really very fresh.”

, Memphis, TN August 15, 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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