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A New Quinoa with Ancient Roots
Twenty years ago, the Quinoa Corporation re-introduced the grain Quinoa (pronounced Keen-wa) to the world. This important grain has ancient origins, dating back over five thousand years to the vast and mighty Inca civilization of South America. Today, we are pleased to introduce another ancient variety - Inca Red Quinoa. Working with local indigenous farming communities in the altiplano highlands of the Andes mountains, the Quinoa Corporation has "re-discovered" and helped recover this ancient and almost extinct Pasankalla variety of red Quinoa. With its impressive red burgandy coloring; its unique appearance and texture; and its marvelous flavor, Inca Red Quinoa will become a welcome addition in modern kitchens around the world. Quinoa was so important to the Inca culture, they referred to it as the Mother Grain.
Quinoa contains more high quality protein than any other grain. The National Academy of Sciences calls it one of the best sources of protein in the vegetable kingdom. Quinoa stands alone as a complete protein grain. It provides all the essential amino acids in a balanced pattern, close to the ideal set by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. Quinoa contains no gluten. This makes quinoa the perfect food for people who follow a wheat free/gluten free diet. Quinoa is light, tasty and easy to digest. This delicate grain is much less filling than most other grains and pasta, and has a delicious nutty flavor all its own. Quinoa is quick and easy to prepare. Perfect for today's active lifestyle, quinoa can be served as a side dish; in soups; in salads; as a pilaf; even as a nutritious breakfast cereal. Country of origin: Bolivia and Peru.