White Quinoa 1lb
Over the past decade, quinoa is a superfood that has gained worldwide popularity as a vital “superfood” and excellent source of nutrients for those following a healthy lifestyle. Also known as the “mother of all grains,” quinoa was originally used as a source of sustenance by the ancient Incas in the Andean regions of South America. However, it only recently became a basic household staple item across the globe due to its versatility in use, as it is now widely used in recipes for salads, soups, desserts, breakfast items, healthy snacks and much more. Moreover, quinoa has most recently been used as a replacement for rice and starchy grains such as wheat, bulgur, and couscous. Since quinoa is gluten-free, it is the perfect alternative to glutenous grains and suitable for those who suffer from celiac disease or gluten intolerance.
Additionally, quinoa’s health benefits include:
- High fiber content and a complete protein source.
- High micronutrient content. including Omega 3 and 6.
- High in mineral content; specifically, in potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc.
- It contains all nine essential amino acids
- It contains a high level of vitamin B complex and vitamin E.
Andean Star’s Organic Quinoa is sourced from the beautiful country of Peru, a region rich in natural resources and provides the optimal climate for growing quinoa seeds. Peru produces a smaller variety of quinoa with naturally less saponin content, giving the seeds a much smoother and sweeter taste than other varieties. Andean Star Organic Quinoa is non-GMO, 100% natural, and of the highest quality found in the world.
In addition to offering organic white quinoa, Andean Star also offers conventional red, tri-colored, and white quinoa in bulk.