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NOW Foods Livingnow® Organic Quinoa Macaroni & Rice Elbow Pasta -- 8 oz


NOW Foods Livingnow® Organic Quinoa Macaroni & Rice Elbow Pasta
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NOW Foods Livingnow® Organic Quinoa Macaroni & Rice Elbow Pasta -- 8 oz

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NOW Foods Livingnow® Organic Quinoa Macaroni & Rice Elbow Pasta Description

  • Eat What You Love. Love What You Eat.
  • Always Made Without: Dairy, Wheat, Soy, Nuts, Corn, Eggs
  • Produced in a Dedicated Gluten-Free, Allergy-Friendly Facility
  • USDA Organic
  • Certified Gluten-Free
  • Non-GMO Verified
  • Corn-Free

Gluten-Free and Corn-Free - Organic Quinoa Macaroni

From hearty spaghetti and lasagna to every kid's favorite, macaroni, pasta is a wholesome, versatile and convenient choice. With Living Now® Gluten-Free Organic Quinoa Macaroni you and your family can once again enjoy pasta dishes without wheat, corn, soy and other allergens.

 

Made with three simple organic ingredients - rice, quinoa and amaranth - our gluten-free pasta offers the delicious flavor and texture you expect from traditional pasta. The wholesome pasta is made without GMOs, allergens and additives and is produced in a dedicated allergy-friendly facility, so your family can enjoy their favorite pasta dishes without sacrificing quality or flavor.

 

Enjoy the Foods you Love without the Ingredients that you don't Love You.

Living Now® is more than just a brand of great-tasting gluten-free foods -  it' a way of life for anyone with food sensitivities. This premium line provides wholesome, healthy foods bursting with flavor and made without gluten and major common allergens including wheat, nuts, soy, dairy, eggs, and shellfish. Living Now® products are produced in a dedicated allergy-friendly facility and are non-GMO with no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. With Living Now® eating is safe, fun, and satisfying again!

 

Simply Natural

No artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners or hydrogenated oils. Non-GMO. Made without the 8 major common allergens. Just pure gluten-free goodness.


Directions

Cooking Instructions

  1. In a large pot, bring 4 quarts (16 cups) of water to a rapid boil. Add 1 tsp. salt to water if desired.
  2. Add pasta and cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for about 10-15 minutes or until pasta is tender but firm.
  3. Remove from heat. Drain and serve as desired. Do not rinse.
Free Of
GMOs, gluten, wheat, dairy, corn, eggs, soy, nuts, shellfish, artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, hydrogenated oils, the 8 major allergens.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2 oz Dry (56 g)
Servings per Container: About 4
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories200
   Calories from Fat10
Total Fat1 g2%
   Saturated Fat0 g0%
   Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Sodium5 mg<1%
Total Carbohydrate43 g14%
   Dietary Fiber2 g8%
   Sugars0 g
Protein5 g10%
Vitamin A0%
Vitamin C0%
Calcium4%
Iron25%
Other Ingredients: Organic rice, organic quinoa and organic amaranth.

Produced in a dedicated gluten-free, allergy-friendly facility.

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What are Ancient Grains? A Complete Guide (So You Can Give Them a Try!)

As you may have noticed, many health-conscious people are trying to eat more intact grains these days, moving away from refined/commercial breads and other white flour-based products that comprise much of the Western diet. The go-to “alternatives” tend to be familiar choices, such as oats, rice and corn. And yet, there is a whole world of fascinating grains beyond these American standards.

Overhead View of Various Grains in Bowls to Represent Concept What are Ancient Grains

What are ancient grains?

One of the most intriguing classes of grains, with a long and venerated history, is the family of “ancient grains.” Why the special designation, since virtually all grains have been around throughout human evolution? Great question! As it happens, some of the most widely consumed Westernized grains today scarcely resemble their historical counterparts, especially wheat, which has been dramatically altered over the centuries. Among the more significant of these alterations was dramatically increasing the content of gluten in wheat through the process of hybridization. Bigger, better loaves through modern science! Yet, gluten is also a major food allergen which can cause of range of health problems, the most serious being celiac disease, which, in a stunning coincidence, is over four times more common today than it was 50 years ago, as are gluten-related allergies and sensitivities.

The benefits of ancient grains

This brings us back to ancient grains, which, by definition, have remained essentially unchanged for thousands of years. In other words, they have not been chemically manipulated, irradiated, genetically modified and/or unnaturally hybridized. Nor do ancient grains require heavy pesticide applications or chemical fertilizers to thrive as they have from the dawn of time. Ancient grains also contain more vitamins, minerals and fiber than “modern” corn, rice and wheat, which is yet another reason they are enjoying a well-deserved renaissance in Western countries. Here is the skinny on some of these noble grains, and ideas on how best to enjoy them.

Your Guide to Ancient Grains

Amaranth 

This highly nutritious, gluten-free, pseudo-grain with a subtly sweet, nutty flavor has been cultivated for more than 8,000 years. In recent decades. amaranth has been linked to numerous wellness benefits. Enjoy it in pilafs, soups, and stews, or in this delicious Vanilla Amaranth Porridge with Almonds & Figs.

Arrowhead Mills Organic Amaranth Gluten Free

Buckwheat

Also a pseudo-grain, buckwheat is not related to wheat and is thus gluten-free. It is also incredibly nourishing! Check out some of the impressive benefits of buckwheat here. You can add cooked buckwheat groats to soups, casseroles, and pilafs, or try it in these Festive Buckwheat Gingerbread Pancakes.

Eden Foods Organic Buckwheat Whole Grain

Farro

This traditional grain of the Mediterranean has a chewy texture and rich, nutty flavor. Farro is bountiful in antioxidants like polyphenols, carotenoids, and phytosterols, and protein-rich at 13 grams per 3.5 ounces serving. You might like to try it in this piquant Fresh Herb & Tomato Farro Salad or perhaps take your palate to the South of France with this Vegetarian Niçoise Salad with Farro. Nature's Earthly Choice Organic Italian Pearled Farro

Millet 

Also a gluten-free pseudo-grain, nutrient-dense millet has a creamy, nutty flavor making it a natural for a hot breakfast cereal or in place of other grains like rice, couscous, etc. Check out this beautiful 4-Layer Millet & Roasted Beet Salad.

Bob's Red Mill Whole Grain Millet

Kamut® 

This ancient, gluten-containing grain was branded to help protect the seeds from being genetically modified. Kamut has a chewy, nutty texture with grains two to three times the size of wheat kernels. It has been described as tasting sweet, nutty, and buttery. Learn more about the benefits of kamut to fully enjoy what you're eating! Here is an inviting way to try it: Kamut® Pilaf with Mushrooms and Leeks.  

Freekeh

Along with a high calcium, zinc, and iron content, this tasty grain is also a protein rock star, delivering an astonishing 20 grams in a mere 3.5 ounce serving! Freekeh, which does contain gluten naturally, also boasts prebiotics, which help to nourish the beneficial bacteria in the gut. It is showcased beautifully in both this refreshing Freekeh Salad with Mint-Parsley Pesto and this Easy Freekeh Pilaf With Almonds & Apricots

Teff

This may be the world’s smallest grain, but it is might in protein?a full 13.3 grams per 3.5 ounce serving. Teff is also among the most calcium-rich grains, with five times more of this essential nutrient than wheat. It may well be the food of the future in the sports world, as it is a high-quality, slow burning energy source, making it ideal fuel for endurance players. Try it in this gorgeous Spring Greens & Leek Tart With Teff Crust or these Gluten-Free Pumpkin Teff Crêpes.

Shiloh Farms Ivory Teff Grain

Quinoa

Currently among the better-known ancient grains, quinoa is a gluten-free pseudo-grain rich in potent antioxidants like quercetin and kaempferol. Like most grains, quinoa is highly versatile, working well in soups, casseroles, salads, and more. Consider this fabulous Quinoa, Black Bean & Mango Picnic Salad, this Golden Quinoa-Stuffed Acorn Squash or perhaps a Kale & Quinoa Salad with Homemade Dressing. NOW Real Food® Organic Quinoa Whole Grain If all this information makes you want to get your (ancient) grain on, why not try one of the linked recipes that you find appealing? It’s a great initial step on what could be a very cool and healthy journey of discovery!

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