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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“Thank you for the prompt delivery, I look forward to using it this weekend Sincerely Donald”

, Bloomfield, New Jersey November 13, 2009

“My entire experience with Nuts Online has been flawless. The website is trouble-free to use, the products I purchase are delicious and everything is shipped and received on time. I appreciate all the email they send out about my orders and shipments. It's evident they care about what they do and seem to go the extra mile. To the entire Nuts Online family”

, Hamlet, NC November 10, 2009

“oh what a tasty dish and shipping is awesome TOO i'll be hooked on quinoa i bet--thanks for great service”

, AUBURN, NY November 8, 2009

“Amazingly fast delivery! I loved both the quinoa and the mixed nuts. I will definitely be ordering again soon, i have already planned on what i want for my next order. Thank you for the great service!”

, new jersey November 4, 2009

“Order arrived on time. Very satisfied. Glad I found a source for chia and Quinoa since I am gluten intolerant. Plan to order other seeds and fruit along w/more quinoa and chia in the future. Will recommend you to other friends.

Thank you”

, theodore, al October 11, 2009

“Ok! you guys are nuts! :) Thanks for the happiness you sent along with my quinoa. What great service! ”

, Ft. Pierce, Florida August 21, 2009

“Hiya the nutty family!
You guys are amazing! I placed the order on saturday and I received confirmation that it will be shipped monday and arrive tuesday at my house. But UPS stopped by this monday morning around 10am and delivered our well packed order of goodies!
Thank you so much for even beating expectation!”

, East Stroudsburg, PA August 3, 2009

“The service was stupendous from nutsonline.com. It took about one week for delivery of my order and the quinoa I purchased is a Godsend to my health!”

, Horizon City, Texas July 9, 2009

“excellent product, quinoa. gives me a lift I could only imagine before!”

, Horizon City, Texas June 20, 2009

“This is my first order, but not my last. The order arrived when promised. Communication was great and the product (organic quinoa) was also great.”

, Miami, Florida June 5, 2009

“I love Quinoa is very versatile and taste delicious.”

, Miami, FL September 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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