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 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, 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) 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 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 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 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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“First order. Amazingly fast shipping. Excellent prices. This is the first and last place I need to shop.

Thank you very much”

, Fruita, CO January 18, 2011

“I just receive my Nuts Online order (just two days after ordering) and couldn't be happier! Everything is lovely. I'm excited to make quinoa for the first time later today. I was pleasantly surprised by the taste of the carob powder. It has a chocolaty flavor with a bitter coffee notes and a little bit of a tang to it. Can't wait to make a smoothie! The quality of everything is wonderful and I'm already planning my next order. I also really love the convenience of the sample sizes that are available. Thanks to everyone at Nuts Online! :)”

, Lake City, Mi January 15, 2011

“Very Prompt delivery! With everything as it should have been, they even gave me a suggestion on how to cook the Quinoa!
Thank you”

, Omaha, ne January 13, 2011

“I have purchased Quinoa from other vendors in the past. I was totally amazed at the smell of your product when I opened it. It was so fresh and tasted wonderful.”

, Hudson, NH December 26, 2010

“Just received my order of Quinoa, well before my expected time of delivery. The packaging was good, the taste is great. I appreciate the pre-washing. In short, so far so good. I am a happy customer! Now, onto Amaranth and beyond ....!”

, Westerville, OH December 19, 2010

“I needed specialty dates, found them on your site and placed my first order with you. Nuts Online had a great selection, so I decided to try a various selection of dried fruit, beef, popcorn and quinoa. The value per pound was great and I was thrilled with the packaging! We have tasted about half the order and are amazed at the freshness and quality of the product. I'll be back for all our "cardboard free" pantry needs! Thanks. So glad I found you guys! ”

, littleton, nc December 8, 2010

“The quinoa I ordered arrived on the day you said I would get it, great! Unfortunately it was raining when it was delivered and the package was left at the front door. However, good packaging prevented any damage to the quinoa, hooray!!

Gotta tell you I loved your shipping paper. The "25 yummy pounds" and the "Nutsonline family" gives a unique personal touch to the process. You guys are 'wacko' and I love it! Norm”

, Freeport, Illinois November 16, 2010

“Unbeatable quality and pricing and shipping! I shop a lot for specialty and superfoods online so I know about quality and service! I got mostly full cases and am splitting with friends and family who are all salivating in anticipation. It is hard to find raw sproutable quinoa (I'm "into" raw foods)and this price in particular is outstanding. Now add raw,organic, sproutable oat groats and I will be just that much more grateful!
Blessings on your endeavor...”

, Shelburne, Vt November 12, 2010

“Yummy is right. Made my first bowl in the style of a breakfast cereal with Apple slices, Blueberries, and Heavy Cream. Delicious. Finally, a food I like that's not going to kill me.”

, Columbia, SC September 30, 2010

“Was received today as promised, already had Quinoa with fresh black berries and organic soy milk, delicious. Thanks for your prompt processing of my order and your thoughtful followup. Will be ordering other items very soon.”

, Sacramento, Ca August 17, 2010

“Since I first started buying products from Nuts.com I have been very impressed with the products and service. The free samples that are included with my orders is a great touch. I love Quinoa, it has a great taste and can be used in so many dishes. The Chia and hemp seeds are awesome too.”

, Dixon, IL February 28, 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.

Country of Origin: Peru

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