These ancient grains were originally a staple food of the Incas, called chisiya mama, or "mother grain." Providing essential amino acids-and therefore a source of high-quality protein-these tiny quinoa seeds have become a huge food trend in restaurants and homes around the world, particularly for vegetarian and vegan eaters. Quinoa also contains omega-3 fatty acids in the form of alpha-linolenic acid, which many believe offers multiple health benefits.
Red quinoa is native to South America. It's actually a gluten free seed, but used in cooking like a whole grain. Red quinoa is delicious on its own and in pilafs, soups and salads; the beautiful color elevates even the simplest dish. You can also eat cooked quinoa as a hot cereal as an alternative to oatmeal-add your favorite milk, sweeteners and toppings for a protein-rich breakfast.
Our red quinoa has been thoroughly rinsed and air dried to remove the naturally occurring bitter saponins. Looking for more? Browse our organic white quinoa grain and our organic tri-color quinoa, a mixture of white, red and black quinoa. We also offer organic quinoa flour for incredible baked goods, tortillas and more.