Take a farmer with an itch to do something new and an agronomist with a passion for health food and what do you get? The first quinoa grown in New Zealand. Kiwi Quinoa is a small, family owned business which has pioneered quinoa in New Zealand. Founders Dan and Jacqui Cottrell the idea to grow quinoa in the Rangitikei after travelling through South America and noting the quinoa-growing regions of Peru bore quite a resemblance to home.Kiwi Quinoa stands out from imported quinoa: it is grown using sustainable farming methods and is not processed or polished, as it does not contain bitter saponins found in most other quinoa varieties.
The end result is a whole, unadulterated grain which has a mild, nutty flavour and is ready to cook with minimal rinsing. At Kiwi Quinoa we believe this adds to what is already a truly amazing food.
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