Premium Quinoa

Introducing Premium Quinoa

At Nature's Earthly Choice we are excited to bring you another exotic and highly nutritious, great tasting food, this time from South America. Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is one of several ancient grains being rediscovered today by chefs around North America. Once known as "The Gold of the Incas" and the "Mother of all Grains," Quinoa was the core protein of the Inca diet. However, the consumption of Quinoa declined after the Spanish Conquistadors tried to eradicate its cultivation in an effort to dominate the Incan culture. Luckily, brave farmers continued to grow Quinoa in secret, and we are able to re-establish Quinoa as a staple grain in the world today.

Quinoa is growing in popularity because it delivers all of the nutritional benefits of animal protein without the fat and calories. The grain has a lovely nutty flavor that is richer than that of couscous and cooks quickly in roughly 15 minutes.

Quinoa contains all 9 essential amino acids, the protein building blocks that our bodies can’t make but must get from our food. Quinoa contains an average 13% protein compared to rice at only 9%. Quinoa is an excellent source of fiber, containing both soluble and non-soluble fiber. It is high in a wide variety of vitamins and minerals, like iron, manganese, magnesium and phosphorus. It is also gluten-free.

Nature's Earthly Choice’s Premium Quinoa is pre-washed to remove the bitter coating that naturally covers the Quinoa seed. However, Quinoa is an agricultural product and even with the use of modern cleaning equipment and procedures, it is not always possible to remove all foreign material. We suggest that you always rinse and sort your Quinoa before cooking.

Extremely versatile and easy to prepare, Quinoa is great as a side dish mixed with vegetables and seasonings. You can use Quinoa in place of rice in almost any recipe. Mixed with a little maple syrup or brown sugar, some fresh fruit and nuts, our Quinoa makes a delicious and healthy breakfast cereal. Or add our Quinoa to your favorite soup or salad for a gluten-free boost of protein and fiber. You are only limited by your imagination.

  • Health
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  • Nutritions

Benefits of eating whole grains like Quinoa

  • Helps maintain healthy cholesterol
  • Lower glycemic index, which maintain steadier blood sugar levels and can contribute to lowering the risk of type II diabetes.
  • Lowers risk of chronic diseases
  • Promotes a healthy heart

Nutrients include, but not limited to:

  • Complete protein: includes all essential amino acids
  • Magnesium
  • Fiber
  • Manganese and Copper

Quick to prepare
More than 5,000 years of continuous cultivation
Whole grain

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/4 Cup (43g)
Servings Per Container 9
Amount Per Serving
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 25
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.5g 4%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 2g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 10%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calories needs:
Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrates 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 Carbohydrate 4 Protein 4