Nature's Earthly Choice - Organic Premium Quinoa - 14 oz. (397g)
At Nature's Earthly Choice they are excited to bring you another exotic and highly nutritious, great tasting food, this time from South America. Nature's Earthly Choice Organic Premium 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 they are able to reestablish 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 it cooks quickly in roughly 15 minutes. Quinoa contains all 8 amino acids, the protein building blocks that our bodies can’t make but must get from our food. Quinoa has an average 13% protein compared to rice at 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 Premium Quinoa is prewashed 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. They 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 vegetable 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.
About Nature's Earthly Choice
Nature’s Earthly Choice was conceived in 2005 located in Eagle Idaho. Their company was founded on the principles of creating delightfully healthy products. Their first products were healthy juices created in a manner that is “True to the fruit.” Honoring the natural goodness of the fruit itself, their juices allowed the true flavors to shine and taste the way nature intended. No added sugars, colors or preservatives, just true delightful goodness.
In 2009 they expanded their product lines to include Ancient Grains and Rices. The launch of Nature’s Earthly Choice Quinoa, Farro and Wheat Berries represent a dramatic departure from just fruit juices, however these products remain consistent with their mission to provide you with healthy and wholesome products. They now have added Wild Rice, Basmati Rice, a Heritage Grain Blend, and more to their list of products, and continue to search for healthy foods to expand their line of wholesome grains and bring you new and delicious items. Look for these products at retailers near you. They are passionate about the products they create and are committed to delivering you the best tasting, highest quality products to support your healthy lifestyle. They welcome your feedback and look forward to hearing from you.