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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“Wow super fast shipping. Thanks so much best price on Internet superb quality fast shipping who could ask for more. I'm lovin' it!!!!”

, New York, Ny November 21, 2012

“Great, fast delivery and the Quinoa looks great just as I expected.

P.S. Thanks for the extra nuts that came with it!”

, Boca Raton, Fl November 9, 2012

“I never write reviews. Ever. But this is the fastest delivery of an item I have ever had. I ordered my quinoa, roasted chic peas and dried fruit yesterday. Needless to say my order was at my house the Next Day. So a day earlier than expected. The quality is astounding, packaging is witty, and they included a free sample with my order. I feel like a VIP!!! Will definitely do some of my holiday shopping here. You have a customer for life!!!!!”

, Va October 12, 2012

“I believe that what every one on your site has said is true to be believed, they arrived in good shape, was exceptional to the tongue taste and surprisingly delightful, I will be ordering from you again in the near future!”

, Eustace, TX October 11, 2012

“Yes, I'm back!! I'm enjoying the Quinoa and Amaranth.
I really like your new packaging!!
Thank you!!”

, New york, NY September 6, 2012

“I am very happy with the product. The quinoa is very clean unlike the previous places I bought it from. Today was the first day I cooked it and it was absolutely delicious!! ”

, Grafton, MA September 5, 2012

“I have used up the Quiona seeds I ordered from you before. It took some time and experimenting with seasonings before my family fell in love with them. Now they want to eat this instead of rice. We are all on a weight control program and this is perfect! I have a gluten allergy, so it fits into my diet as well. So glad I found your website again!

September 5, 2012

“I always look forward to a shipment from Nuts.com! Chia seeds for my soups and cereals, quinoa for my tabula salads! And then there are the dried fruits (cantaloupe and peaches) which are simply delicious. You folks are the greatest bar none!”

, McKeesport, Pa August 31, 2012

“I really like your new packaging! Just as nutty as all of you! =0)
I got my shipment as promised and was so pleased to see a little packet of Goji Berries had stowed away into my box. Thank you!
I love the quality and price of your quinoa and now that I have started canning, getting mustard seeds in bulk is a blessing. Thanks to all of you. I can always depend on you for my organic needs. You guys rock...or is it just that you guys are NUTS!”

, Belleview, FL August 1, 2012

“I placed my order Monday morning and received my order on Tuesday morning, the next day. Thank you.”

, Toms River, NJ July 24, 2012

“Thank you for the excellent business! I ordered quinoa and it reached on time. Tasted, it is really very fresh.”

, Memphis, TN August 15, 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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