Red Quinoa

Woodland Foods

SKU: 11805

Red Quinoa

Woodland Foods

Origin: South America

Origin: South America


/ 10 pound

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SKU: 11805

Red Quinoa makes a visually stunning addition to a variety of dishes and cooks to a firmer texture than white quinoa. Our Red Quinoa has its natural, bitter-tasting saponin coating removed and is ready to cook without rinsing.

Quinoa has been cultivated for approximately 6,000 years in the Andean region of South America, where it was a staple crop for the Inca and other pre-Columbian people. It is a member of the family Amaranthaceae, an amaranth family of flowering plant, and thrives even in poor soils without irrigation or supplementation.

Quinoa was a sacred crop to the Incas, who called it the mother of all grains or "chisaya mama." As such, it was the basis of many religious rituals and, in some sense, life itself. Legend states that the Incan emperor would ceremoniously plant the first quinoa seeds every year. Nevertheless, quinoa came close to disappearing in 1532 when Francisco Pizarro, the Spanish explorer, destroyed the quinoa fields to undermine the Incan culture. Only small pockets of wild quinoa at survived, and it was largely forgotten until its "rediscovery" by the outside world in the 1970s.

Quinoa is a nutritious option for those following gluten-free diets. It is one of the only plant foods that's a complete protein, offering all of the essential amino acids. Not only is the protein complete, but quinoa grains have an usually high ratio of protein to carbohydrate since the germ makes up about 60% of the grain—for comparison, wheat germ comprises less than 3% of a wheat kernel. It also offers more potassium than any of the other whole grains.

Quinoa has a subtle nutty taste and a fluffy, couscous-like texture. It comes in several colors, with white, red, and black being the most commonly cultivated. White quinoa is the mildest and least crunchy of all varieties. Black quinoa, on the other hand, may require more time, with red falling somewhere in the middle. Red quinoa makes a visually stunning addition to a variety of dishes.

Kosher Parve under Kof-K Kosher Supervision. Certified Gluten Free.

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Red Quinoa

How We Ship

FreshWave Packaging

Our products are always shipped so they will arrive at your door in optimal condition! We’ve carefully selected packaging options that have minimal impact on the environment without compromising on food safety or quality. 

For perishable orders, we line our shipping boxes with Tempguard - a unique, padded insulator made of 100% pre-consumer recycled paper material. We further control the temperature with recycled kraft paper fill and non-toxic frozen gel packs. In the summer months, we may include dry ice to ensure fresh delivery in very hot weather.

Note: Please join our efforts to be mindful of our environment and extend the life-cycle of our packaging, by recycling your shipping box, Tempguard liner, and kraft fill (all 100% curbside recyclable!). Store the gel packs in your freezer and reuse to keep your next picnic or road trip fare cool.