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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“I purchased Quinoa (an extremely healthy food) from Nuts Online for 3 reasons. The product usually needs to be rinsed but Nuts Online carries it pre-rinsed (a huge help), the price is competitive and maybe slightly cheaper than other sites, and they are a member of the BBB (I will only deal with vendors with the BBB designation). Oh, I should mention that they delivered the product as ordered in a timely manner (I ordered it on Sunday and received it by Tuesday). Also, they are more than just nuts. Well, they may be nutty but they carry more than nuts... So check them out!”

, Lewes, DE July 29, 2008

“WOWWWWWWWW!!!! First time ordering and just LOVED the Organic Quinoa! Cooked it up as soon as I got home from work. Nothing but some salt and pepper and UNBELIEVABLE! Absolutely LOVED it! Will be back for more....SOON!”

July 28, 2008

“I ordered quinoa, sun dried tomatoes & roasted soybeans. I was so impressed with your company that I am back for a list of more products to order. I love what you sent me and I am telling everyone to check out your website. Donata Washington DC area”

, Hyattsville, MD July 25, 2008

“Wow! I ordered Sun. and delivery was Wed.!!! The quinoa is wonderful. I think I'm in love with your company (but don't tell my husband that there is a new love in my life!)”

, Edmonton, KY July 25, 2008

“Once again I am pleasantly surprised by nutsonline.com having exactly what I need. I looked everywhere for quinoa which is now everyone's favorite grain and found it here. The quality and availability of products on this website are A-1. Thanks again from a very happy customer!”

July 23, 2008

“I am really going nutty - telling everyone about you, I hope they start shopping. I am returning VERY soon. I love my quinoa and chia seeds. I am new to health and thought I would hate it, but recipes galore even have my husband converting!”

, Staten Island, NY July 22, 2008

“Order,( organic quinoa) arrived on time just as advertised. I read in a magazine article that quinoa is one of the world's most perfect foods. After a bout with prostate cancer I decided to become a vegan no meat no dairy. Been meat and dairy free for 2 years. So any thing like quinoa that helps with protein boost is what I'am looking for . Thanks again for the fast delivery and quality of your product.”

July 22, 2008

“my quinoa arrived just as you said it would. am cooking now, to make salad with roasted pecans,shallots sun-dried tomatoes, celery and yuzu dressing. thank you so much, can't wait to order coffee”

, bristol, tn July 9, 2008

“I've ordered two shipments of quinoa from you guys and it's just amazing how fast it gets to my house! It's basically overnight! The quality of the quinoa is outstanding and I suspect most of your products are the same. Great service guys! Keep it up!”

, Bay Shore, New York July 8, 2008

“Thanks for the speedy delivery of the quinoa. I'm in a cabin in the woods without access to a good grocery store. You saved our 4th menu from same old potato salad, Anne”

“Love the sample packs, just enough for a couple of meals and easy to figure calories out. Also love that they are rinsed and ready to cook!”

, West Springfield, MA August 24, 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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