Organic Quinoa pronounced 'keen-wa' is a gluten-free grain that is rich in essential amino acids, vitamin B2, E and A, & contains more iron than any other grain. Organic tricolour quinoa is a balanced combination of white, black and red quinoa. . It's great fun to cook with.
Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) was cultivated and eaten by pre-Incan cultures 6000 years ago. The Incas considered it magical because of its high nutritional value calling it 'Chisiya mama' - mother grain. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization observes that Quinoa is closer to the ideal protein balance than any other common grain. Quinoa is one of the only known grains that provide all the essential amino acids needed by the human body.
Apart from the colour, white, black and red quinoa varieties share the same nutritional profile but have slightly different uses due to texture.