Ancient Harvest Quinoa - Organic Gluten Free Supergrain Quinoa Mac & Cheese White Cheddar with Shells - 6.5 oz. (185g)
Can’t have gluten but also can’t get enough mac and cheese? They get it. That’s why they whipped up Ancient Harvest Quinoa Organic Gluten Free Supergrain Quinoa Mac & Cheese White Cheddar with Shells. It’s a force of natural, gluten-free goodness by the bite. So cheesy, kid-pleasing and ooey-gooey good. Their four varieties of gluten-free Supergrain Mac & Cheese are lunch and dinnertime heroes. They’re quick and easy to make and have great flavor and texture everyone will love.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is Ancient Harvest different from other quinoa brands?
First off, they were the first brand to bring quinoa to the United States back in 1983. Second, they're committed to the ethical sourcing of organic, sustainably harvested Royal Bolivian quinoa-they continuously invest in their valued, long-term relationships with the same farmers they've worked with from the start. And last, they never stop innovating, so you can trust Ancient Harvest to deliver the most unique, high-quality quinoa and ancient grain products available anywhere.
Where is Ancient Harvest quinoa grown?
When it comes to quinoa, it doesn't get much better than Bolivia. The country's high Andean Southern Altiplano region features low rainfall, high altitude (12,000 feet), hot sun, subfreezing temperatures and thin, cold air-all ideal conditions for this gluten-free ancient grain.
Are Ancient Harvest products gluten-free?
Yes. Quinoa is naturally gluten-free, as are all other Ancient Harvest ingredients. They produce and pack all of their products in accordance with gluten-free standards, and all of their pastas are certified gluten-free and produced in gluten-free facilities. Interesting tidbit: even though quinoa is considered a grain, it's not actually a member of the grass family. In fact, quinoa is often referred to as a pseudo-cereal because its seeds can be milled into flour and used like a cereal crop.
Are all ancient grains gluten-free?
No. Of the nine ancient grains, six do not contain gluten. The gluten-free ancient grains include quinoa, amaranth, millet, teff, chia and sorghum. The gluten-containing ancient grains include farro, kamut and spelt. Quinoa, chia and amaranth are considered pseudo-cereals, which means they are seeds, not grasses, and that they're often milled into flour like a traditional cereal crop.
Which ancient grains are used in Ancient Harvest products?
Their current product line uses quinoa in every product, as well as millet and amaranth in their Culinary Ancient Grains blends. But that doesn't mean more variety isn't in their future. Ancient Harvest is always looking for new ways to integrate new flavors and ingredients, so keep an eye out for future tasty innovations. "Like" their Facebook page and follow us on Twitter and Pinterest to always stay on top of what's new from Ancient Harvest.
Are Ancient Harvest products organic?
Yes. All Ancient Harvest products are USDA-certified organic and third-party certified organic by the National Organics Program (NOP) through Quality Assurance International (QAI).
Are Ancient Harvest products kosher?
Some are, some aren't. Most Ancient Harvest products have a full Star-K kosher certification, but due to the inclusion of dairy, their four Supergrain Mac & Cheeses, as well as their Butter and Parmesan Culinary Ancient Grains product are not kosher.
Do Ancient Harvest products have genetically modified organisms (GMOs)?
No. All Ancient Harvest products are non-GMO. In order to maintain their organic certifications, genetically modified ingredients are strictly prohibited, including the corn they source for their corn-quinoa blended pastas. Being non-GMO is just one more way they're making food that's good for you and good to the environment.
What is Ancient Harvest Supergrain Pasta made from?
Ancient Harvest Supergrain Pasta products, including their organic mac and cheese varieties, include a proprietary blend of organic, non-GMO corn flour and quinoa flour. They've perfected this combination to create delicious gluten-free noodles that offer the same taste and texture of traditional pasta. Think you can tell the gluten's gone? They can't wait to surprise you. Give their gluten-free pastas a try.
Are Ancient Harvest products vegan?
You can count on Ancient Harvest to provide nutritious, satisfying options for any and every lifestyle, including vegan diets. All of their pastas, grains, flours, flakes and polentas are suitable for vegans, and their macaroni and cheese products use plant-based enzymes making them suitable for lacto-vegetarians.
Where can I buy Ancient Harvest products?
Do I have to rinse or soak Ancient Harvest Quinoa or Quinoa Flour before eating it?
No. They take care of the hard work so all you have to do is enjoy these awesome organic grains. All Ancient Harvest products are thoroughly washed prior to packaging, and they ensure that their cleaning process never harms the nutritional integrity of the quinoa seeds.
How do you make their Ancient Harvest Quinoa Flakes?
Unfortunately, their lips are sealed on this one. The flaking process used by their exclusive processor is a patented trade secret, but what they can tell you is that it's fully certified organic and kosher.
Ancient grains are unlike any other food out there. Not only are they nutrient-dense, naturally gluten-free and wildly versatile-seriously, there's not much you can't do with these guys-but they're also 100% whole grain and 100% deliciously satisfying. Sometimes called heritage or heirloom grains, ancient grains date back thousands of years and have remained practically unchanged since their origin. Perfect for folks looking for healthier meal options (Meatless Mondays, anyone?), and especially vegetarians, flexitarians and those living with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, ancient grains provide a stellar source of plant-based protein. They also boast fiber, phytonutrients and many vitamins and minerals.
What is Quinoa
Quin-what?! That's the question that's crossing many-a-mind as this gluten-free grain skyrockets into popularity. Non-GMO, organic quinoa is the cornerstone of Ancient Harvest products, and it's easy to see why. With its mild flavor and light crunch, quinoa is the perfect gluten-free substitute for pasta, rice or couscous. It's also frequently milled into gluten-free flour that can be used in baking, or as the base for gluten-free pastas, cereals and more.
Quinoa is native to Bolivia and is a relative of Swiss chard, spinach and beets-bet you didn't know that. What's more, it's comes in three varieties (whole grain white, red and black) and it's a nutritional powerhouse. Just one cup contains 8g of protein, 5g of fiber, 15% DV iron, 30% DV magnesium, 19% DV folate and heart-healthy omega 3 fatty acids.
Quinoa is also a complete protein, which means it provides all nine essential amino acids necessary for good health, hence the name "essential." Your body can't produce these nutrients itself, so you have to get them frequently through food. Amino acids support strong muscles, keep their immune systems in tip-top shape and do lots of other stuff to keep their bodies healthy-thing is, not all plant-based proteins are created equal. Wheat, rice and most other grains are missing one or more essential amino acids, but quinoa is a one-stop shop. Nice, right? Suddenly the word "wholesome" takes on a whole new meaning.
About Ancient Harvest Quinoa
The Original Since 1983. It doesn't matter if you're gluten-free, vegetarian, flexitarian, or just looking for new, health-conscious options, you can always trust Ancient Harvest to do right by your appetite. They serve up great tasting, non-GMO, organic, gluten-free foods for all, including gluten-free pasta, ancient grain blends, mac and cheese, quinoa flour, quinoa flakes and ready-to-eat polenta in a variety of inspired culinary flavors.
Ancient Harvest Fast Facts
- All of their products are gluten-free, USDA-certified organic and non-GMO.
- Everything they make is so deliciously craveable, you'll never know the gluten's gone.
- They won Prevention Magazine's "Eat Clean 2013: Best Packaged Foods" award for their commitment to clean, organic ingredients.
- They make it a priority to support the people and communities who actually grow their grains. They spearhead and contribute to programs that aid in organic certification, farmer education, sustainable technologies and more.
A Tale of Two Communities
From the high plains of Bolivia to the majestic mountains of Boulder, Colorado, the Ancient Harvest brand has a long history with quinoa. They were the first company to bring quinoa to the United States in 1983 when they walked the very first bag of this "supergrain of the future" into a Boulder food store. And to this day, they are the premier brand of organic quinoa and innovative ancient grain products.