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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“Hello,

I am writing this testimonial on my own initiative. No one asked me to write this.

I ordered 25 lbs. of quinoa from nuts.com. My experience with nuts.com was an extremely pleasant one. The product was delivered even earlier than promised and in prefect condition.

I am so glad that I found this store.

I highly recommend this store for people interested healthy food products.

Thank you nuts.com

, Holmdel, NJ April 1, 2013

“I can't say enough great things about Nuts.com! Every time I order, I'm amazed at how quickly my shipment arrives, and everything I've ever ordered has been delicious and fresh. And at such reasonable prices. The customer service is outstanding as well. I feel as if I'm ordering from a family not a company. Thank you! Keep doing what you do!”

, Silver Spring, MD March 22, 2013

“Fast service, great customer service, awesome experience! I will be back again and again. I LOVE NUTS.COM”

, St Thomas, Virgin Islands March 12, 2013

“I have used NUTS.COM for years and have never been dissatisfied with their product or service. Highly recommend them to everyone all the time. ”

, Ypsilanti, Mi March 2, 2013

“My experience with Nuts.com was exceptional from the start. Friday afternoon I placed the order. Friday, early evening, I was sent an email stating my order was being processed. The email was very friendly and personal. I thought the weekend would confound things and delay, but not so. Monday, early afternoon, I had my nuts and various foods. Everything looked fresh and delicious. Amazing! It is not yet 4 pm Monday afternoon and I am enjoying my new foods along with my dinner. Thank you for the A+ service... Ah Yes, the packaging make it all the more exciting and fun!”

, Ithaca, NY February 25, 2013

“I ordered 5 pounds of Quinoa along with other things, and a free sample. It came in the mail quick. Thanks so much!!!”

February 23, 2013

“I ordered 5 pounds of Quinoa and it came in two days!! There was a little surprise in my package (a free sample of Goji berries) and I could not be happier with the service! Hands down the best internet service I've ever experienced. I will definitely be buying from you guys again! I'm in college and I sent my family some goodies for Valentine's Day and I'm really jealous of them right now because I want all of those goodies too!

I LOVE NUTS.COM <3”

, Williamsburg, VA - Virginia February 15, 2013

“YAY!! My 25 lb. shipment of organic, pre-washed quinoa (KEEN-wa) arrived today exactly as promised! Nuts.com saved me a TON of money on this delicious, healthy replacement for white rice, potatoes and noodles, all of which are much less nutritious than this delicious seed! I have 2 boys to please and they LOVE it, too!! Thank you nuts.com! I will be busy scouring the net for yummy recipes!! ”

, Morgantown, West Virginia February 5, 2013

“Wow! That's some beautiful quinoa!

Not a single smidgen of grit, not a single stone, not a grain of sand, in the ENTIRE 25 pound bag! (Yes, I looked, as I was repackaging it.) There was one tiny blade of dried grass, on the OUTSIDE of the bag. (You wanna watch that quality control in the future. Chuckle!)

And it smells a lot fresher than the batch quinoa I buy at the local grocery. I'll be enjoying this for a while. (Might need another batch soon. This stuff is gorgeous.)”

, Cypress, TX February 1, 2013

“I paid about $2.58 per 12 Oz, whereas in the store I paid about $5 on average, so I cut my cost in half by buying from Nuts.com which was a 25 Lb bag. Ancient Harvest wanted twice as much in shipping and handling so I save there as well. What a great company. They are in my favorites and I will definitely use them again. Shipping was also extremely fast!”

, Somerville, AL January 28, 2013

“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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