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Alter Eco, Organic Royal, Red Quinoa, 16 oz (454 g)

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  • Product Code: LTE-00014
  • UPC Code: 188244000144
  • Package Quantity: 16 oz (454 g)
  • Dimensions: 6.2 x 5 x 2.1 in, 1.05 lbs (0.48 kg)
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Product Overview

  • Organically Grown
  • Fairly Traded
  • Hand-Cultivated
  • Nutty, Flavorful
  • Supergrain of the Andes
  • Gluten-Free
  • A Good Source of Protein
  • USDA Organic
  • Fair For Life Fair Trade
  • Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International (QAI)
  • Certified Gluten-Free
  • Carbon Neutral Product
  • Whole Grain
  • Contains All 8 Essential Amino Acids

Cultivating the world’s finest quinoa

13,000 feet up on the arid, desolate Salar De Uyuni salt flat of Bolivia, traditional Quechua and Aymara farmers tend to fields of highly coveted “quinoa real,” or royal quinoa, an ancient variety grown only in this very spot. This pearl-shaped, nearly perfect nutrition source was so revered by the Incas that they called it “chisaya mama” or “mother grain.” Our Royal Red Quinoa adds a nutty, nutritious bright spot to any meal.

Nourishing Foodie, Farmer and Field

As committed food activists, we travel far and wide to bring you the world’s most exotic, delicious and sustainable foods.

Suggested Use

Cooking Instructions

1 cup quinoa + 1 ½ cups liquid = 4 servings

Rinse quinoa under cold water until water runs clear. Place quinoa and water or stock in a medium saucepan.

Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover and cook until liquid is absorbed and germ has spiraled out, about 20 minutes.

Flavor tip: Before adding liquid, sauté quinoa in pan with a dash of olive oil until slightly toasted, about five minutes.

Other Ingredients

100% organic royal red quinoa*

*100% Fair for Life Fair Trade certified ingredient , certified by IMO

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Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1/4 cup (43 g dry)
Servings Per Container: about 11
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 160  
Calories from Fat 20  
Total Fat 2.5 g 4%
Sodium 10 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 29 g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3 g 10%
Protein 6 g 11%
Calcium   2%
Iron   20%
Not a significant source of saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sugars, vitamin A, and vitamin C.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Maybe the Best Quinoa Available

Posted by HawaiianViking on Apr 07, 2013

If you're reading this, you probably already know that Quinoa is something that you ought to be eating; It's nature's most perfect protein, and it's worth noting that it's especially high in Lysine, a quality that's somewhat rare in plant-based protein. Compared to white varieties, Red Quinoa has a slightly earthier, nuttier flavor. It can be prepared simply, as rice, but I like it best when it's cooked with coconut milk, as part of a vegetarian curry; Try adding macadamias to your prepared quinoa — it's delicious. I like that Alter Eco, Red Quinoa, is both organic and fairly-traded, and the price is reasonable. I only wish that it were available in larger quantities.

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5 people found the following review helpful

First Quinoa Experience

Posted by Reviewer2418830 on Sep 25, 2011

I recipe I have called for red quinoa. I've never tried it before but was happy that it was so simple to make and not at all bitter like some people have reported. I gave it a simple rinse in a strainer. It's delicious and the texture is awesome. Would buy it again and love that's it's fair trade, organic and a perfect food!

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4 people found the following review helpful

very good

Posted by Reviewer1310601 on Dec 22, 2011

I wanted to loose the 5 lbs that I have been trying to loose, so I did an experiment. I added approx 1 cooked cup of quinoa to one of my meals daily, I mixed it with the regular food that I was used to eating and yes, the weight did come off! I believe I have lost another pound this past week and it is the week before Christmas. I love the taste of this and you can spice it up in so many different ways. It has a slightly sweet, nutty taste to it. Now my husband wants to eat it daily.

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4 people found the following review helpful

A great Product

Posted by Reviewer2902112 on Aug 31, 2011

This is a great product and iHerb did a fine job in getting us this product when its availability was limited. We will continue ot shop iHertb for this and other products

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3 people found the following review helpful

Well worth the price

Posted by Reviewer2701928 on Jun 06, 2012

It's packed ull of nutrients and cooks fast. I consider it far superior to the white variety. The red quinoa is well worth the price; it is so much better, there is almost no comparison.

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