QUINOA, GOLDEN (OG) - Kosher/Gluten Free

Golden Quinoa
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QUINOA, GOLDEN (OG) - Kosher/Gluten Free

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Description:

Although Quinoa (Keen-wah) is new to the American market it was a widely used grain by the Incas and has been grown in the Andes for centuries. The Quechua name for Quinoa translates as "The Mother Grain" and in current times it is referred to as "the super grain of the future". Quinoa contains more protein than any other grain and is considered a complete protein since it contains all eight essential amino acids. Even the United Nations World Health Organization observes that Quinoa is closer to the ideal protein balance than any other grain. Higher in unsaturated fats and lower in carbohydrates than other grains, it provides a balanced source of vital nutrients. Quinoa is high in Vitamins B & E, iron, zinc, potassium and calcium. Quinoa is the seed of the Goosefoot Plant the seeds are small like Millet but are flat with an oval shape. When cooked the outer germ circlet falls from the seed, forming a little white spiral tail, which is attached to the kernel. This circlet remains crunchy while the grain is soft, delicate and pearly translucent. Golden Quinoa has a slightly nutty flavor and is versatile when cooked and can be molded or shaped. Golden Quinoa is a good substitute for Couscous or Bulgur in many dishes.

Ingredient Statement:

Organic Golden Quinoa.

The mild flavor of Quinoa makes it a great substitute for Couscous or Bulgur. Sprouted Quinoa has a nutty flavor and is great in salads. As a side dish Quinoa can be cooked using a flavored liquid such as broth; or it makes a great ingredient in casseroles and baked stuffed vegetables.

Recommended Preparation Instructions:

Quinoa must be rinsed to remove the bitter saponins which coat each grain. For best results, toast prior to cooking.  1 cup of quinoa needs 2 cups of water, simmer over low heat for 15 minutes.  The grain will pop and the outside germ will separate into a curly tail. 

One cup dry yields 2 cups cooked.

Product Description

Quinoa was a widely used grain by the Incas and has been grown in the Andes for centuries. The Quechua name for Quinoa translates as “The Mother Grain” or “Super Grain”. When cooked, the thin germ circlet falls from the seed and remains crunchy while the grain, pearly and translucent, melts in your mouth.

Physical

Color: Golden with black specs.

Flavor: Nutty.

Size: Approximately 95% over US #20 sieve, round grains.

Chemical

Moisture: N/A

Sulfites: Negative

Heat Level: N/A

Ingredient Statement:

Organic Golden Quinoa.

Allergen Statement

None.

Packaging & Storage

Shelf Life: Min 12 months (under optimum storage conditions).

Packaging: Poly bag in box.

Storage Conditions: Store in a dry, cool place.

About Nutritional Information

Chieftain Wild Rice Company gathers nutritional information from highly regarded sources.  Nutritional analysis can vary due to growing conditions, frequency of testing, and other factors.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/4 cup (45g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 25
  % Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0g 0%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 0g  
Protein 6g  
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 3%
Iron 23%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.