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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“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

“We boiled up some quinoa last night for the first time - OMG! This stuff is the ultimate rice replacement and cooks waaaay faster than the good-for-you brown rice. Love the texture and flavor! We made our first chia gel and used it to whip into our omelets this morning and had the creamiest and fluffiest eggs. Wonderful products, can't wait to try them all!”

, Montgomery, TX February 25, 2010

“This quinoa is great. Package arrived in 5 business days and without any flaws inside and out. What I most appreciated about it was that it is pre-rinsed! Excellent.”

, Vernon, BC February 17, 2010

“We very recently learned of Quinoa from the Today Show, and we are delighted with this wonderful food. We enjoy it daily as a part of our heart-healthy lifestyle.
We wholeheartedly recommend NutsOnLine to anyone! We have already told some friends both about both the product and the company (one has ordered already)!! ”

, Lafayette, TN February 13, 2010

“I started eating quinoa two years ago we are a rice potato pasta and other starch. I was the only one that decided to change my eating habit trying to lose weight. I replace my starch with quinoa. I am happy that my whole family now eats quinoa this is the second time I order from Nutsonline awesome!!!”

, Melbourne, Fl February 10, 2010

“This was one of the best decisions I made as to where to buy my quinoa from. The quinoa was great and it arrived in just a couple of days which was FANTASTIC! Getting an e-mail confirmation when it was delivered was pretty awesome too. Definitely will be doing business with them in the future. ”

, Buffalo, NY January 25, 2010

“All of my order arrived quickly and in perfect condition. The dark chocolate covered goji berries are a delicious sweet snack. The Quinoa is wonderful and is a great post workout meal to complement using the Chia seeds before hand. I can't wait to run out so I can order again.”

, Moscow, ID January 20, 2010

“I JUST RECEIVED THE BAG OF NUTS YESTERDAY AND COULDN'T BELIEVE THAT I GOT THEM SO QUICK. SO NOW I CAN START USING THEM. THANKS SO MUCH”

, gas city, in January 20, 2010

“I just got your order and am pleased to say that everything was fresh as well as delicious.Thanks for the your prompt service. You'll be hearing from me soon.”

, southampton, pa January 14, 2010

“I had planned to make a quinoa salad for our New Year's Eve dinner but couldn't find quinoa in the local grocery stores. Thank goodness NutsOnline not only had it, but also delivered it quickly -- just in time for me to make a beautiful salad to welcome the new year! Thanks!

, Connersville, IN December 31, 2009

“I used it instead of rice in my favorite 'chicken and rice' recipe and it was spectacular!”

, Kingston, NY September 21, 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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