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QUINOA, RED - Gluten Free

Red Quinoa
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QUINOA, RED - Gluten Free



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 because 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 and there are three main varieties that are cultivated, White Quinoa, Red Quinoa and Black Quinoa. Red Quinoa 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. Red Quinoa has a gentle, slightly nutty flavor and is versatile when cooked and can be molded or shaped. Red Quinoa is a good substitute for Couscous or Bulgur in many dishes. 

Ingredient Statement:

Red Quinoa.


Red Quinoa


















Cooked Red Quinoa is excellent in hot casseroles, soups, stews, and in stir-fry. Cold Red Quinoa is delicious in salads or cook in fruit juice and use as a breakfast cereal. Quinoa flour is used in making pasta and a variety of baked goods. You can "pop" the seeds in a dry skillet and eat them as a cereal or use on top of salads. Dry roasting Red Quinoa in a pan or in the oven, before cooking will give a toasted flavor. 

Recommended Preparation Instructions:

Bring 1 cup quinoa and 2 cups water or stock to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes. The grain will pop and the outside germ will separate into a curly tail.

One cup dry yields 2 – 2½ 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. Quinoa is equivalent to milk in protein and is high in Vitamins B & E, iron, zinc, potassium and calcium. It's also high in essential amino acids.


Color: Light to dark brick red quinoa with some beige pieces.

Flavor: Nutty.

Size: Max 5% on a US #10 sieve, max 2% through US #20 sieve.


Moisture: 15%

Sulfites: N/A

Heat Level: N/A

Ingredient Statement:

Red Quinoa.

Allergen Statement

Contains no allergens.

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 170Calories from Fat 25
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.5g4%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g 
Cholesterol 0g0%
Sodium 0mg0%
Total Carbohydrate 29g10%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Sugars 0g 
Protein 6g 
Vitamin A0%
Vitamin C0%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.