Organic tricolour quinoa is a balanced combination of white, black and red quinoa. It is nutritious, naturally gluten-free, versatile and quick cooking. It is great as a side or in soups, salads or stuffings.
Ingredients: Organic white, red and black quinoa seed
How to use
Before use, be sure to wash the quinoa thoroughly to remove the saponin which is a natural bitter seed coating that the quinoa has. Add 1 part quinoa to 2 parts water or stock, bring to the boil then cover and simmer for 15 mins. Once cooked a tiny white spiral appears encircling the grain. It is a great alternative to rice so use it to accompany soups, stews, stir-frys, meat dishes or salads.
Organic Quinoa pronounced 'keen-wa' is a gluten-free grain that is rich in essential amino acids, vitamin B2, E and A, & contains more iron than any other grain. Organic tricolour quinoa is a balanced combination of white, black and red quinoa. . It's great fun to cook with.
Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) was cultivated and eaten by pre-Incan cultures 6000 years ago. The Incas considered it magical because of its high nutritional value calling it 'Chisiya mama' - mother grain. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization observes that Quinoa is closer to the ideal protein balance than any other common grain. Quinoa is one of the only known grains that provide all the essential amino acids needed by the human body.
Apart from the colour, white, black and red quinoa varieties share the same nutritional profile but has slightly different uses due to texture.
We pack a wide range of products on shared equipment that includes grains, cereals, seeds, nuts, dried fruits and powders. Traces of gluten, tree nuts, sesame seeds may be present in this product.