Organic White Quinoa

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Description

Organic White Quinoa is a seed that works like a grain.

Organic White Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is softer and more absorbent than red or black quinoa varieties.  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.

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.  Cooked quinoa is a source of Folate, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Copper and Manganese (per 90g serving).

Our organic quinoa hails from Bolivia 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.

We also stock organic red quinoa and organic black quinoa.  If you want to try all three then choose our organic tricolor quinoa.

Origin: Peru

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

Nutritional Information

Organic White Quinoa (cooked) is a source of Folate, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Copper and Manganese (per 90g serving)

Typical Nutrient Values of Cooked White Quinoa: Amount per 100g: Amount per serving
(90g)
% Reference intake (RI) per serving
Energy 502kj/120kcal 452kj/108kcal 5.40%
Fat 1.9g 1.71g 2.44%
of which saturates 0g
Carbohydrate 39g 35.10g 13.50%
of which sugars 0g
Fibre 2.8g 2.52g
Protein 5g 4.50g 9%
Salt 7mg 6.30mg 0.26%
Typical Vitamin/ Mineral Values: Amount per 100g: Amount per serving
(90g)
% Reference intake (RI) per serving
Folate 42mcg 37.80mcg 18.90%
Magnesium 64mg 57.60mg 15.36%
Phosphorus 152mg 136.80mg 19.54%
Copper 0.2mg 0.18mg 18%
Manganese 0.6mg 0.54mg 27%

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. White 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.