Tricolor Quinoa

Short Description

Our quinoa is grown at high altitudes, between 8000 and 13000 ft in the Andean region of Peru. Quinoa originates in this area and has adapted to the extreme environments over the last 5000 years while being taken care of by the local communities. While technically a seed, quinoa is used like a grain and is high in protein, fiber and other beneficial nutrients.

Process

Quinoa is a flowering plant that originates from the Andean region of Peru. We’re happy to say it is still grown in this region and at altitudes between 8000-13000 ft. For the last 5000 years the quinoa has adapted to the extreme altitudes, making the plant hardier and the finished product full of nutrients. The plant grows between 3-6 feet high and has wide, hairy lobed leaves. The seeds grow within the flowers and are variously colored red, white and black. When the quinoa is ready to be harvested, it is done carefully by hand to avoid losing seeds. The plant is left until the stalks and seeds have dried out and the moisture content is below ten percent. The husks around the seeds need to be removed to avoid germination before being washed, dried and packed.

Use

Quinoa has a nutty taste and fluffy texture, can be used as a replacement for grains, is high in protein, fiber and other beneficial nutrients.

Source

From cultivated organic quinoa plants, grown in the Peruvian Highlands – seeds separated from mature, seeded flower stalks.

Ancash, Peru

VarietyChenopdium quinoa
OriginAncash, Peru

Certifications

Typical nutrition per 100g

calories379
Calories from Fat48
Total Fat6.98g
Saturated Fat1.3g
Trans Fat0g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium12mg
Potassium563mg
Total Carbohydrate67.44g
Dietary Fiber9.3g
Total Sugars11.63g
Protein13.95g
Vitamin A0IU
Vitamin C0mg
Calcium47mg
Iron5.44mg