Organic White Quinoa "Australian" 1KG

    Kindred Organics

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    Australian organic quinoa can be substituted in any recipe calling for rice, but is also great in soups and salads. Grown and packed on the Daman family farm, on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Read full description
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    This organic white quinoa is proudly grown and processed in Tasmania by Kindred Organics. Until recently, quinoa has only been grown overseas from places such as Bolivia, Peru and Chile. Honest to Goodness is excited to be one of the first and only suppliers of Australia's first ever, commercially grown, organic quinoa crop! It has a mild and nutty flavour and has been compared to cous cous in terms of taste and its light and fluffy texture when cooked. It is rich in essential amino acids, vitamin B2, E and A, & contains more iron than any other grain. Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) was cultivated and eaten by pre-Incan cultures 6000 years ago. The Incas considered it magical because of its high nutritional value calling it 'Chisiya mama' - mother grain. Quinoa is one of the only known grains that provide all the essential amino acids needed by the human body. Apart from the colour, white, black and red quinoa varieties share the same nutritional profile but has slightly different uses due to texture.

    The outer hull of quinoa seeds is covered with Saponin, a naturally occurring organic compound which protects quinoa from insects and birds. Saponin is a bitter, resin-like substance that forms a soapy solution in water. It must be removed before cooking and eating or the quinoa can have a strong, bitter flavour that some people find unpleasant.

    1. Place quinoa in a fine colander or strainer.
    2. Run cold water over it until all soap scum has been washed away.
    3. Rub the seeds while washing with water
    4. Test the flavour on a small number of seeds; if they still have an acidic, bitter taste, run more cold water over them.
    5. Wash and stir 3 or 4 times in water, or wash till water is clear.

    How To Use

    The outer hull of quinoa seeds is covered with Saponin, a naturally occurring organic compound which protects quinoa from insects and birds. Saponin is a bitter, resin-like substance that forms a soapy solution in water. It must be removed before cooking and eating or the quinoa can have a strong, bitter flavour that some people find unpleasant.

    To wash quinoa
    1. Place quinoa in a fine colander or strainer.
    2. Run cold water over it until all soap scum has been washed away.
    3. Rub the seeds while washing with water
    4. Test the flavour on a small number of seeds; if they still have an acidic, bitter taste, run more cold water over them.
    5. Wash and stir 3 or 4 times in water, or wash till water is clear.

    To cook quinoa
    Add 1 part quinoa to 2 parts water or stock, bring to the boil then cover and simmer for 15 mins. Once cooked a tiny white spiral appears encircling the grain. It is a great alternative to rice so use it to accompany stir-frys or meat dishes. It is also great in baking particularly cakes, muffins, porridge and salads.



    View general product storage instructions here.

    Growing and Processing

    It is a low food miles crop, which is grown, harvested, polished and packed, all on the certified organic Daman family farm, on the North-West coast of Tasmania. No insecticides or pesticides are used during the growing process and no preservatives or additives are used during the processing of the grain.

    Certification: Australian Certified Organic-ACO

    Origin: Australia

    We pack a wide range of natural food products on shared equipment including nuts, seeds, grains and cereals. This includes sesame, peanuts, soy and gluten. While we do our best to avoid any kind of cross contamination this can occasionally occur and any of our products may contain traces of these. Customers concerned with food allergies need to be aware of this risk. Refer to our Terms and Conditions

    Nutrition Information, Ingredients & Downloads

    Ingredients: Organic white quinoa seed

    Serving Size: 50g

    Av per 100g
    Energy (kj):1539
    Protein (g): 14
    Carbohydrate (g): 64
    Sugars (g): 0
    Fat Total (g): 6
    Fat Saturated (g): 0.7
    Sodium (mg): 5
    Fibre (g): 7

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