Ancient Harvest Organic Inca Red Quinoa, Gluten Free 12 Pack
Cooks in 15 Minutes!
- No rinsing
- 100% whole grain
- Wheat free
- Gluten free
- Heirloom variety
- USDA organic
A New Quinoa with Ancient Roots:
Twenty years ago, the Quinoa Corporation re-introduced the grain quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) to the world. This important grain has ancient origins, dating back over five thousand years to the vast and mighty Inca civilization of South America. Today, we are pleased to introduce another ancient variety - Inca Red Quinoa. Working with local indigenous farming communities in the Altiplano Highlands of the Andes mountains, the Quinoa Corporation has re-discovered and helped recover this ancient and almost extinct Pasankalla variety of red quinoa. With its impressive red and burgundy coloring; its unique appearance and texture; and its marvelous flavor, we are sure our Inca Red Quinoa will become a welcome addition in modern kitchens around the world. Quinoa was so important to the Inca culture, they referred to it as the mother grain. We call it the supergrain of the future because of its unique qualities. Quinoa contains more high quality protein than any other grain. The National Academy of Sciences calls it one of the best sources of protein in the vegetable kingdom. Quinoa stands alone as a complete protein grain. It provides all the essential amino acids in a balanced pattern, close to the ideal set by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Quinoa contains no gluten. This makes quinoa the perfect food for people who follow a wheat-free/gluten-free diet. Quinoa is light, tasty and easy to digest. This delicate grain is much less filling than most other grains and pasta, and has a delicious nutty flavor all its own. Quinoa is quick and easy to prepare. Perfect for today's active lifestyle, quinoa can be served as a side dish; in soups; in salads; as a pilaf; even as a nutritious breakfast cereal. Certified organic by Quality Assurance International (QAI).
Made in Bolivia
Basic Cooking: Place 1 cup red quinoa and 2 cups water in a 1-1/2 quart saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer, cover and cook until all water is absorbed (about 15 minutes). When done, the grain appears soft and the red becomes translucent. The germ ring will be visible along the outside edge of the grain. To prepare in a rice cooker, simply treat quinoa like rice. Add two parts water to one part quinoa, stir, cover, and when the cooker shuts off, the quinoa is done. For additional flavor, substitute chicken broth or vegetable stock for the water. For variety, diced vegetables can be added in the beginning with the water for a quick and easy quinoa pilaf. To prepare in the microwave, just add two parts water to one part quinoa in a microwave safe bowl. Cover loosely and heat on high for 8 minutes. Stir and let stand for 8-15 minutes. Heat again for additional 2 minutes. Stir and let stand for 1 minute before eating. For an energy saving method, combine 1 cup water to each 1/2 cup of quinoa in a pan. Bring to a full boil for 5 minutes, then set aside, covered for 15 minutes.
Shipping Weight (in lbs): 10.56 Product in inches (LxWxH): 9.5x 9.25x 7.25
Item Code: 301807
Organic Whole Grain Quinoa (Pasankalla Variety)