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 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, 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) 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 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 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 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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“Fast delivery. Superior quality products EVERY time. I've been a customer for several years.. Nuts is the Best!”

, Greenville, NC July 28, 2013

“Just received the 25 lbs of quinoa yesterday. Very prompt service and shipping. Quality looks great. And all the writing on the box was terrific. These folks are fun to do business with!”

, Rockport, MA July 24, 2013

“Great product, great packaging, quick service. I would order again in a heart beat. Keep up the good work.”

, Ellicott City, MD July 18, 2013

“Yes, all arrived swiftly, in terrific condition, and in your charming box! (I may have to send it to a relative when I'm recommending your products! I'm all set to search out recipes for the quinoa, almond bran, and hemp seeds. The couscous won't last long--a great favorite in this house already! Thanks so much for your warmth, super customer service, and the sample of goji berries, which I've read about but never tasted. You have a new customer for life!”

, Mountain View, CA July 13, 2013

“I ordered Organic Raw White Buckwheat,Organic Quinoa and Organic Sunflower Seeds (Raw, No Shell). The package came next day and I also got a bag of Raw Almond sample! Just used the Quinoa to make my first Quinoa salad and it tastes great! I love the box and the invoice. After I got the package, I couldn't stop showing everyone in the house how cute and funny the box and the invoice are. I really love your service! Thank you so much!”

, New Cumberland, PA July 1, 2013

“fast reliable delivery. love the quinoa and the little perks included with my order. above all the messages always put a smile on my face.”

, brooklyn, ny June 29, 2013

“I absolutely LOVE nuts.com!!!!! Your crystallised ginger is soooo good!!! I shared some with my neighbor and she raved and raved about it!!!! My husband adores your roasted, salted cashews!! I love your quinoa, all your gluten free cereals, and the scrumptious anise bears!!!! Keep up the wonderful service and delicious goodies for all of us to enjoy. Thanks for everything!!!”

, San Clemente, CA June 27, 2013

“Wow! Thanks for such fast delivery. I have already opened and cooked some of your great Quinoa. It sure was good. I'll be ordering again soon.
Linda”

, Black River Falls, Wisconsin June 20, 2013

“Loved all the stuff I received.... Mixed raw nuts, roasted unsalted edamame, soy nuts, quinoa, veggie chips=unsalted..... everything so far has been awesome.. I have turned my friends at work onto your site, one girl has already ordered !!! I will be placing another order in the next few days.. Awesome products and quick delivery !! keep up the good work !!! You have my business !!!

June 5, 2013

“We're nearly finished with our 25lb order, and the bulk buy it has been worth it as we've eaten it everyday at supper. We've enjoyed it in place of potatoes or rice, and we've learned a wide varity of ways to prepare it to make each meal different and exciting. Better yet, staying away from carbs and eating mostly quinoa, everyone in the family has lost weight. You'll hear from us again soon for another order. ”

, Norfolk, VA May 31, 2013

“Since I first started buying products from Nuts.com I have been very impressed with the products and service. The free samples that are included with my orders is a great touch. I love Quinoa, it has a great taste and can be used in so many dishes. The Chia and hemp seeds are awesome too.”

, Dixon, IL February 28, 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.

Country of Origin: Peru

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