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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“Yum! I am so happy to have found a company that has great quality bulk food at much better prices than my grocery store. I love that I can put together a quick snack or dinner for myself or my family that allows us to scrump without wracking my soul with guilt. The quinoa is amazing! The dried fruits are divine, veggie chips- sheer ambrosia, dark chocolate good enough for the gods! I have to say, the dried "mango leather" is a personal weakness now, I can't share them. Thanks for being a zany bunch of nuts- you're fun to do business with!

, Woodland, WA May 5, 2009

“I ordered a few items for my parents, 81 & 95 yrs. old. Mom added cooked quinoa to chicken soup & they both loved the flavor. That's a potent combination -- the mother grain and Jewish penicillin!”

, NJ January 30, 2009

“I have read a lot of great things about quinoa and wanted to try some. I was impressed with the ease of finding Nuts online and how fast my order was taken and delivered. I will definitely be ordering from these great folks again!”

, Kettering, OH December 29, 2008

“I just tried this today. I like it better than rice! It's really great to find something I like so much that is good for me too! I used to eat brown rice nearly every day, now I'm switching to quinoa! Thanks so much!”

, Quincy, IL November 11, 2008

“I received my latest package today. It contained veggie chips, soy nuts, and my favorite-quinoa.
In a word, WOW!. The soy nuts are absolutely delicious! I'm a pistachio lover (as you might know from how much I order them) but these soy nuts are killer! And they are good for you too! The veggie chips are most excellent as well. I need to put them away before I eat the whole container.
And thanks so much for the extra little thank-you gift you sent. My sister will be so jealous, it will probably make her start ordering as well. I've never been disappointed in your products and the excellent quality!! Thanks again!”

, Panama City Beach, FL November 7, 2008

“Thanks a lot guys.This is the first time I had " Organic Quinoa" (Keen-wah}, and it's everything you said it would be. I'm 68 yrs old and in weight training. After a session, I have to have protein to repair my body. When I came home tonight, my wife had prepared some quinoa and fish. All I did was put butter and salt & pepper on it, and it was great. (It's better than rice}I have friends who lift with me so I will turn them on to this great product, Thanks again, Fred”

, Lutz, Florida November 7, 2008

“I just got my second order of chia seed. Great stuff. And this time I ordered the organic quinoa seeds & organic sun dried tomatoes. Whipped myself up the 'Hot Chili Quinoa' recipe from your website for supper, and I ate myself silly. So very good. Thanks for all the awesome healthy great stuff. M-m-m-m good!......Deb”

, Velva, ND November 5, 2008

“Great stuff! No time in the morning, so the night before I put a cup of quinoa and a pinch of salt in a large mouth thermos and pour 2.5 cups of boiling water over it. In the morning I just grab the thermos and go. Any flavoring I'm in the mood for, during or after "cooking" in the thermos works well. I had garlic this morning and I'm going to try different bouillon flavors. Thanks for the great product!”

, West Palm Beach, Florida October 30, 2008

“Yay for nutsonline! I have been searching for quinoa online and was finally able to use what I bought from you nuts tonight. Quinoa and lentils...yum!!! Thanks for the fresh, organic quinoa.”

October 19, 2008

“Again, great goodies and great service!! Tried the quinoa and loved it, so we had to order more :) thanks again!!!”

, NY September 22, 2008

“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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