We are proud to bring you the Andean superfood, now grown here in New Zealand.
Our Kiwi Quinoa is grown in the rich volcanic soils of the Central North Island using sustainable practices. It has not been processed or polished. The end result is a whole, unadulterated grain with a mild, nutty flavour that is ready to cook with minimal rinsing.
Quinoa is a nutrient-packed option for any meal and is very user friendly in the kitchen. Use in salads, soups, curries or as a replacement for rice or pasta. It is an excellent source of nutrients and is being increasingly recognised for a wealth of health benefits.
Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) is native to the South American continent. It has been consumed for thousands of years and was known as the “Mother Grain” by the Incas. Technically it is not a grain but a pseudocereal, meaning it is a seed which is prepared and consumed like a grain. Once a staple for the Andean people, it has recently exploded in popularity world-wide on the back of a rich nutritional profile. In addition, quinoa is being touted as significant to global food security, so much so that The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation declared 2013 “The International Year of Quinoa”. Further adding to the credentials of this amazing plant, NASA have considered it for long-term manned space flight, stating back in 1993 “While no single food can supply all the essential life sustaining nutrients, quinoa comes as close as any other in the plant or animal kingdom.”
Quinoa. An ancient grain with a bright future – now grown here in New Zealand.
This pack contains about eight healthy serves.