Organic Red Quinoa

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Description

Organic Red Quinoa goes really well in salads and side dishes.

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

Organic red quinoa takes a little longer to cook than organic white 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.

Our organic red 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 black quinoa or organic white quinoa.

Origin: Peru

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

Nutritional Information

The Nutritional Benefits of Organic Red Quinoa (cooked).

Typical Nutrient Values: Amount Per 100g: Amount Per Serving (185g):
Energy 502kj/120kcal 928kj/222kcal
Fat 1.9g 4g
of which saturates 0g 0g
Carbohydrate 39g 85.1g
of which sugars 0g 0g
Fibre 2.8g 5g
Protein 5g 8g
Salt 7mg 13mg
Typical Vitamin/
Mineral Values:
Amount Per 100g: Amount Per Serving (185g):
Iron 1.5mg – 8%RI 2.8mg – 15%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. Red 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.