Great Taste Awards Winner 2017: 1 Star Award.
Great Taste Judges' Comments:
"Very beautiful little raw grains. There's a gorgeous aroma, pleasant nuttiness, moderate bitterness. We enjoyed the light, fluffy grains, the slight pop on the palate. Very clean finish with some flavour resting on the palate. A great example of quinoa."
"Good texture and fluffiness, clean product."
"A pleasant nuttiness and depth of flavour. A good sized even grain of excellent quality."
Quinoa (pronounced “Keen-Wah”), is an Andean plant, originating in the area surrounding Lake Titicaca in Peru and Bolivia, where it is believed to have been cultivated for the last 7000 years. During the age of the Incan empire, Quinoa was an important, sacred crop, and referred to as the “mother of all grains”. Just like fine wine, some regions produce better quality produce than others. Quinoa grown in Bolivia is known as ‘Royal Quinoa’, and is considered to be the highest quality of Quinoa in the world. The result is a larger, rounder seed that tastes nuttier and fluffier once cooked than any other variety, and boasts a more nutritious dietary profile. Similar to Amaranth, Quinoa is known as a pseudo-cereal, and is prepared and eaten in a similar manner to a grain. It is great for fibre and protein, containing all the essential amino acids we require.
Quinoa is often considered to be a highly nutritious food, with a fine balance of vital vitamins and minerals. The grain is particularly high in fibre and protein, containing all of the essential amino acids we require. Fibre is most widely known to relieve constipation, however it is also known to aid the prevention of heart disease, by reducing high blood pressure and diabetes. Fibre is also recognised to slow down the digestive process, meaning that you will feel full for longer. Sevenhills Wholefoods recommend taking 15g of Organic Quinoa Grain per day. Quinoa can be used as an alternative to rice, pasta or other grains.
100% Organic Raw Royal Quinoa Grain from South America. Certified organic by the Soil Association and registered by the Vegan society. This product does not contain any substances causing allergies (Directive 2007/68/EC) as ingredients or by possibility of cross-contamination.
**N.B. WE MAY USE COMBINATIONS OF OUR SMALLER POUCHES SIZES TO FULFIL ORDERS OF LARGER POUCH SIZES.**