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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“OMG everything is wonderful even the box it was shipped in. I know the Fedex guy read that box!
The quinoa was delicious and I made some chocolate 'pudding' with the chia seeds!”

, Phoenix, Arizona January 25, 2013

“Got the bulk Quinoa. The price is great, the service and quality is great, the delivery is awesomely quick. Ordered 9 at night and it arrived the next day!”

, Wilkes Barre, PA January 24, 2013

“I have placed several orders with Nuts.com and they have amazed me every time. They have speedy service and everything comes packaged in such great packaging. I have not had one bad thing since I have ordered with them. I enjoy their products so much. It is easy to go to the whole foods store to purchase things, but you really don't know if you are going to get good quality, but with Nuts.com you know you are getting what you ordered with such detailed information. Hearing other peoples' reviews is such a great help, it gives a better understanding to what I am wanting to order. I will always continue to use this website for my health food needs. Thanks again Nuts.com for all that you are as a business. :)”

, Ceres, Ca January 12, 2013

“I ordered a package of Organic Quinoa on the 8th, and it arrived on the 10th which is amazing! Although, the best part was the sheet included in the package that contained quick recipes and different ways to prepare Quinoa. Such a nice touch considering this is my first time experimenting with the seeds. Thank you Nuts.com!”

, Toronto, ON January 10, 2013

“Organic Quinoa ordered, received, cooked, eaten, goooood! Buy from these guys! The product is high quality, the transaction is painless and easy and SAVE their web site to your favorites so you can return often and buy more! Also, tell your friends. They will appreciate hearing of a place they can count on to deliver high quality goods at a fair price without any hassles -- mine did!

, Woodinville, WA December 12, 2012

“I can't believe how fast my stuff showed up!!! The quality is great. The quinoa is wonderful and the sample was a nice bonus. There are so many other things I want to try. Will definitely order from Nuts.com again.”

, SD December 7, 2012

“These people make me smile. I order a 25 pound bag of quinoa and it came in a timely way all safe and sound and nicely packaged. I already prepared some for dinner and it is exactly as expected. Can't wait to order from them again. ”

, divide, colorado December 3, 2012

“Very good selection and excellent fast shipping. We can't wait to try out all three types of Quinoa.”

, Edmond, Oklahoma November 24, 2012

“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

“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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