Organic Quinoa

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  3. $4.99/lb (bulk - not individually packaged)
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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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“I received my first order of Quinoa about three weeks ago. It saw on the counter for two weeks and I was wondering what to serve it with. I finally read the instructions online how to cook it and served it with canned clams and some hydrated veges. WOW, was it a great surprise!!! Now that I have run out I am beside myself, so I ordered the 5# bag and it arrived today. What a God send this is and it's a very nutritional carbohydrate. Would definitely recommend Quinoa!!!!! Don't bother with the 1#bag, you'll run out too fast, get the 5# bag from the start. Mixture is 1:2, 1cup Quinoa to 2 cups water, simmer 15 minutes, take off burner, cover, fluff in 5 minutes, serve. Love it. Great survival food too.”

, Orlando, Fl December 16, 2011

“I ordered Quinoa and organic sugar cacao nibs on Saturday and the package arrived on Monday!!! Outstanding service!!!
And a sample pack of chia seeds was included - a wonderful surprise!
The nibs are delish - I've got my entire office munching on them.
You're guys may be nuts - you're the BEST in my book - I'll definitely order from you again and again.
thanks
Kim”

, Galway, NY December 8, 2011

“I placed my first order Sunday night and received it Monday 20 minutes before noon, the next day, with regular, inexpensive, ground shipping! Needless to say my mind is blown. Everything was of top quality and delicious. Simply unbelievable. I swear they have magical powers or something.”

, washington, dc December 5, 2011

“Hi Folks, Just wanted to let you know I received my grain order today. I think this is the fastest I have ever received a standard shipment. This was my first time ordering from NutsOnLine. You guys are great. I will be ordering some more soon and recommend you to my friends. Keep up the good work and thanks. Jay.”

, Sanford, Florida December 3, 2011

“I was thrilled to find such inexpensive quinoa!!!! WOW! And I've wanted to try chia seeds after reading so much about them and they are great! I put them in my breakfast oats or quinoa and even in my Greek yogurt.
Thank you for the fast, I mean FAST service! I only had to wait 2 days for delivery!!! Ya'll are awesome!”

, Jackson, MI November 22, 2011

“Came across your website by accident and had to order! First off, thanks for the Goji Berries, a delightful treat I must say. The 5 pounds of food arrived as scheduled and each bag was opened as soon as I came home from work. I love the dried apples, I will end up ordering those again! Kiwi, Bananas, and my favorite Quinoa! You will be hearing from me again you crazy Nuts!
-Greg-”

, Margate, Florida November 9, 2011

“Just wanted to say your service is wonderful....I had my Quinoa quicker than I expected....Product quality was great. In addition to feeding it to my 2 legged family I supplement my 4 legged family with it and they gobbled it up with a smile. Thanks”

, Mena, AR November 7, 2011

“Fabulous service, great tracking, love the great energy in your emails. Beautiful packaging and just ate some quinoa that was delivered this morning and it was wonderful! Topped it off with a cacao goji energy square. mmmmmm! Thank you!”

, Milton, Fl October 21, 2011

“My box of stuff arrived today. I'm very happy. Quinoa, Kamut and Amaranth are delicious!”

, Ellijay, GA October 17, 2011

“Dear FOUR NUTS ! ! !

Can we say WOW ! ? I mean, your customer service IS nuts :-) ; amazing customer service !

I am a recently diagnosed Celiac Disease sufferer (gluten free is TOUGH) and am NUTS to start incorporating quinoa (thanks for the phoetics : KEEN-WAH - who knew?) in my new diet !

Regards from Seattle !”

October 13, 2011

“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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