Quinoa is usually considered to be a whole grain, it is actually a seed, but can be prepared like whole grains and is a great gluten-free alternative. Our white quinoa is pre-washed and has had its natural saponins removed.
Grown high in the Andes of South America, and known as the “gold of the Incas”, quinoa dates back three to four thousand years ago when the Incas used it for increasing the stamina of Inca warriors. This supergrain is a complete protein containing all nine essential amino acids, and contains almost twice as much fiber as most other grains. The antioxidant flavonoids quercetin and kaempferol are also especially plentiful in quinoa. In fact, the concentration of these two flavonoids in quinoa can sometimes be greater than their concentration of high-flavonoid berries like cranberry or lingonberry. Our quinoa has been pre-washed and is free of bitter saponins. Enjoy our quinoa as a gluten-free substitute for grains.