Organic Black Quinoa

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Description

Organic Black Quinoa makes vibrant side salads.

Organic Black Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) has a nutty texture and is similar to organic red quinoa in texture so makes for vibrant salads and side dishes.  Organic black quinoa is a source of protein so is a popular choice with vegans and vegetarians.  It contains all the essential amino acids needed for human nutrition.

Organic black quinoa takes a little longer to cook than organic white quinoa and organic red quinoa and holds its shape more so goes particularly well in salads or mixed grain dishes.

Quinoa is a ‘pseudo-grain’ which means that although we use it as a grain it is actually a seed.   This means it is higher in nutrients and protein than most grains.  Organic Black Quinoa is high in Manganese and a source of Folate, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Copper (per 120g serving).

Our organic black quinoa hails from Peru and is grown in the Andean Mountains where it has been a staple food for thousands of years. It works well in a wide range of sweet and savoury recipes.

You may also like to try our organic tricolor quinoaorganic red quinoa or organic white quinoa.

Origin: Peru

Allergen Information: Packed on premises that handle gluten, tree nuts, sesame, soya, peanuts.

Nutritional Information

Organic Black Quinoa is high in Manganese and a source of Folate, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Copper (per 120g serving)

Typical Nutrient Values of Cooked Black Quinoa: Amount per 100g: Amount per serving
(120g)
% Reference intake (RI) per serving
Energy 348kj/83kcal 418kj/100kcal 5%
Fat 0.2g 0.24g 0.34%
of which saturates 0.0g
Carbohydrate 18.6g 22.3g 8.58%
of which sugars 0.1g 0.12g 0.13%
Fibre 4.5g 5.40g
Protein 3.1g 3.72g 7.44%
Salt 5mg 6mg 0.25%
Typical Vitamin/ Mineral Values: Amount per 100g: Amount per serving
(120g)
% Reference intake (RI) per serving
Folate 42mg 50mg 25%
Magnesium 64mg 77mg 20.48%
Phosphorus 152mg 182.40mg 26.05%
Manganese 0.6mg 0.72mg 36%
Copper 0.2mg 0.22mg 22%

Reference Intake (RI)

The Reference Intake (RI) refers to the recommended daily amount of a specific nutrient.

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Cooking Instructions

  1. Rinse under water to remove bitter flavour
  2. Combine two parts water to one part quinoa in a pan.
  3. Add salt now if you want.
  4. Bring to boil.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes
  6. Let it stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Storage

For optimum freshness keep in a cool place away from moisture and direct sunlight.  Store in a tightly sealed bag or container.

Family Tip:

  1. We use quinoa in the place of pasta and couscous as a gluten free, non processed alternative.
  2. Organic black quinoa makes lovely cold salads with fresh herbs and can also be used in baking.
  3. You can make your own quinoa flour by lightly toasting the quinoa and grinding it down to a powder.