Alter Eco, Organic Royal, Red Quinoa, 16 oz (454 g)
By Alter Eco
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- Organically Grown
- Fairly Traded
- Nutty, Flavorful
- Supergrain of the Andes
- A Good Source of Protein
- USDA Organic
- Fair For Life Fair Trade
- Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International (QAI)
- Certified Gluten-Free
- Carbon Neutral Product
- Whole Grain
- Contains All 8 Essential Amino Acids
Cultivating the world’s finest quinoa
13,000 feet up on the arid, desolate Salar De Uyuni salt flat of Bolivia, traditional Quechua and Aymara farmers tend to fields of highly coveted “quinoa real,” or royal quinoa, an ancient variety grown only in this very spot. This pearl-shaped, nearly perfect nutrition source was so revered by the Incas that they called it “chisaya mama” or “mother grain.” Our Royal Red Quinoa adds a nutty, nutritious bright spot to any meal.
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1 cup quinoa + 1 ½ cups liquid = 4 servings
Rinse quinoa under cold water until water runs clear. Place quinoa and water or stock in a medium saucepan.
Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover and cook until liquid is absorbed and germ has spiraled out, about 20 minutes.
Flavor tip: Before adding liquid, sauté quinoa in pan with a dash of olive oil until slightly toasted, about five minutes.
100% organic royal red quinoa*
*100% Fair for Life Fair Trade certified ingredient , certified by IMO
|Serving Size: 1/4 cup (43 g dry)|
|Servings Per Container: about 11|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value*|
|Calories from Fat||20|
|Total Fat||2.5 g||4%|
|Total Carbohydrate||29 g||10%|
|Dietary Fiber||3 g||10%|
|Not a significant source of saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sugars, vitamin A, and vitamin C.|
|*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.|
iHerb Customer Reviews
If you're reading this, you probably already know that Quinoa is something that you ought to be eating; It's nature's most perfect protein, and it's worth noting that it's especially high in Lysine, a quality that's somewhat rare in plant-based protein. Compared to white varieties, Red Quinoa has a slightly earthier, nuttier flavor. It can be prepared simply, as rice, but I like it best when it's cooked with coconut milk, as part of a vegetarian curry; Try adding macadamias to your prepared quinoa — it's delicious. I like that Alter Eco, Red Quinoa, is both organic and fairly-traded, and the price is reasonable. I only wish that it were available in larger quantities.
I recipe I have called for red quinoa. I've never tried it before but was happy that it was so simple to make and not at all bitter like some people have reported. I gave it a simple rinse in a strainer. It's delicious and the texture is awesome. Would buy it again and love that's it's fair trade, organic and a perfect food!
Posted by 5310209244840281655 on Jun 21, 2015
Delicious! Try it!
Posted by 4670735421829090863 on May 21, 2015
I like it a lot more than the white Qunioa, really delicious, worth a try.
Posted by 5598399106105531991 on May 14, 2015
Gives various salads a really nice colour and the taste is better than pearl quinoa. More distinct.
I order it constantly
Posted by Aliskin on Dec 11, 2014
This is great! Tastes good and healthy and the quantity is completely satisfactory for this price. Very easy to cook even if you are incapable in the kitchen.
Posted by Reviewer1438643 on Dec 01, 2014
There is really no difference in taste between the white, red or black quinoa. The difference is in the cooking time. Red quinoa and black quinoa take a longer time to cook and is more firm. White quinoa is softer and take a shorter time to cook.