Origin – About the product
Although cultivated by the Incas more or less 7,000 years ago, this cereal or pseudo cereal grows in the high Andes, between 2,500 and 5,000 meters. It was used also in ceremonial activities where the Inca used to sow the seeds.
Our Quinoa is grown in the Andean highlands of the Sierra, also on the coast of Peru, in ideal locations, which makes these tiny seeds rich in proteins. Quinoa is a low-calorie, gluten-free, high-protein grain that tastes great and is also a good source of dietary fiber and phosphorus. It is high in magnesium, iron and also calcium. We call our quinoa “nature’s complete super-food” because it is packed with wholesome nutritional value. Our Quinoa helps in controlling diabetes, blood pressure and balancing cholesterol levels.
In Peru there are more than 20 varieties and most commercialized are the White (White Juli, INIA Salcedo, Hualhuas, etc.), Red (Pasankalla) and Black (Ccoito, Kollana).
Red quinoa is also rich in essential minerals and vitamins and has no gluten. According to the Database USDA National Nutrient, which provides a comprehensive profile of nutrients, a cup of cooked red quinoa has more than 200 calories. You can enjoy it in salads, soups or as a soft and light fitting.
Black Quinoa is one of the treasures left by our Inca ancestors. This wonderful food is from the shores of Lake Titicaca in Puno. The reason is that black quinoa contains lithium which is a regulator of depression. This variety has the quality to calm down. For all these properties it is considered an essential nourishment of every woman to regulate the hormonal level. It is considered in the daily diet. This product provides protein and essential fatty acids and also has no cholesterol. In 100 grams of black quinoa there are 35 grams of protein. Quinoa has more amino acids products like wheat. Black quinoa has lysine which stimulates brain cells. Black quinoa which helps a lot finishing with depression can be added to porridges, soft drinks, salads, soups and breads.
Medical studies show that quinoa reduces important disease such as cholesterol and cardiovascular problems. Reduces blood sugar and supplies antioxidants.
Uses – Usage
Normally this product needs to be boiled before eating. Works as a substitute of rice and it is very tasty if eaten as salad with cheese and vegetables.
Packing and product Presentations
Presentation can be in grains, flakes, extruded, cooked & dehydrated, pop´s or flour. Grain comes in three quinoa colors available: white, red and black.
Packaging is normally in 25 or 50 kilograms 3 ply paper, or in retail package according to client´s needs.