Quinoa, the Mighty grain quinoa is an ancient South American staple cultivated from the pristine Andean mountains. It is revered as “the mother grain” And known to be “the gold of the Incas”. Aesthetically it is similar to rice, but carries its own unique nutritional profile and texture. Quinoa does not belong to the same family as wheat, barley, oats or rye, making it suitable for anyone following a gluten-free diet. nutrition profile of Viva Naturals Organic Quinoa amino acids: amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Our quinoa is a complete protein source that contains all of the essential amino acids, making it highly suitable for vegetarians who typically follow a plant-based diet. Essential amino acids are those that are not made in the body, and must therefore be obtained through the diet. The U.S. Recommended daily allowance (RDA) of protein is 0.8 grams per kilogram of body mass, or about 0.4 grams per pound. Each serving of Viva Naturals Organic Quinoa contains 6g of protein. essential vitamins and minerals: in addition to iron, quinoa contains other essential minerals such as, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus and is a high source of manganese. A study published in the Journal of Nutrition indicated maintaining adequate amounts of manganese led to healthy inflammatory pathways and improved joint mobility. the Viva Naturals Difference viva Naturals’ Quinoa seeds are harvested in the high altitude mountainous regions of Bolivia. Quinoa is threshed from fully matured plants, releasing nutritionally-rich seeds of exquisite taste. Naturally covered by bitter saponins, Viva Naturals’ Quinoa is De-Saponized removing unwanted bitter qualities and offering exceptional flavor. Viva Naturals’ Organic whole grain quinoa is sustainably grown and sourced directly from farmers in accordance with fair Trade practices.
LARGER AND SOFTER GRAINS WITH NUTTIER FLAVOR – Unlike Chilean or Peruvian quinoa, our grains are harvested from the Bolivian Altiplano, where royal quinoa grows in harsh growing conditions, ideal for optimal flavor and texture. The end result? Noticeably larger, rounder and heartier grains that lend a delicate softness and incredible mouthfeel once prepared.
SATISFY HUNGER TO FEEL FULLER LONGER – Contrary to rice and millet, our quinoa provides a hefty amount of fiber (3g) and protein (6g) per individual serving, helping to satisfy hunger and curb food cravings all day long!
BUILDING BLOCK FOR PROTEIN SYNTHESIS – As a complete vegetarian protein, our quinoa provides a complete range of essential and non-essential amino acids, helping to maintain lean muscle mass and support enzyme production for everyday health.
ENRICH MODERN DAY RECIPES – Our quinoa replaces rice at equal ratios and is even suitable for rice cookers! Add a unique twist to stir-fry, sushi and Mexican rice recipes for added nutrition and a naturally nutty flavor in every spoonful. Certified organic and non-GMO, our quinoa is sustainably sourced in accordance with fair trade practices.
DE-SAPONIZED FOR ENHANCED FLAVOR – Free of harsh chemical processing, our quinoa is mechanically de-saponized and triple washed to remove quinoa’s bitter exterior. Our customers rave about our quinoa! “This package was easy to prepare. I just gave it a quick rinse and popped it into my rice cooker. It came out great and I couldn’t taste any bitterness.” Great for pilaf!