Organic Black Quinoa
The story behind black quinoa goes like this. In 1987, two farmers decided to plant quinoa in their farm in Colorado. They took a gamble on the conditions in their high San Luis Valley of Colorado mimicing the conditions of the Andes where quinoa is traditionally grown.
A few years after their experimental planting, they found that a whole new plant variety, taller than traditional quinoa with deep-purple seed heads was growing.
The traditional quinoa seed had somehow crossbred with lamb’s quarter, a North American grain and the result was black quinoa. Hence as a result, black quinoa was born.
Black quinoa is considered today an exotic variety of quinoa with an earthy and nutty flavour. Like its brothers, black quinoa is easy to cook with and makes a great side dish to any meal. Apart from the darker hue, it has a crunchier texture with a strong flavor compared to white quinoa.
Great to use in casseroles and salads.
Interesting Facts about black quinoa:
The unique purple/black color is due to the presence of anthocyanins that prevent UV damage and oxidation of the plant. Anthocyanins are also said to protect the body against free radicals, chronic diseases, heart disease, cancer, diabetes etc.
Country of Origin
Product of Bolivia
Black quinoa provides similar nutritive benefits as other types of quinoa being an excellent source of protein, fibre and complex carbohydrates. It is a source of complete protein, containing all the amino acids required by the body. It also contains B vitamins, folate, vitamin E, iron, phosphorous, magnesium and zinc.
Black quinoa is also a good source of manganese & copper and has small quantities of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids.
Black quinoa is low in fat and easily digestible for the more sensitive stomach.
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|Nutritional Information – Organic Black Quinoa|
|Fat, Total (g)||9.0|
|– Fat, Saturated (g)||–|
|Carbohydrate, Total (g)||60.5|
|Dietary Fibre (g)||4.5|
*All measurements are approximate and should be used as a guide only. Affordable Wholefoods is not liable for any discrepancy.
100% Organic black quinoa
Naturally gluten free
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