Living Tree Community Foods organic red quinoa is rich in protein, dietary fiber, B vitamins, and dietary minerals in amounts greater than in many grains. Quinoa is gluten free and considered easy to digest. Unlike wheat or rice (which are low in lysine), quinoa contains a balanced set of essential amino acids for humans, making it an unusually complete foodstuff. This means it takes less quinoa protein to meet one’s needs than wheat protein. It is a good source of dietary fiber and phosphorus and is high in magnesium and iron.
Quinoa was of great nutritional importance in pre-Columbian Andean civilizations, being secondary only to the potato, and followed in third place by corn.
Quinoa may be germinated in its raw form to boost its nutritional value. Germination activates its natural enzymes and multiplies its vitamin and mineral content. It's easy to sprout. Try it! You’ll have sprouts in a day or two. Besides enhancing its nutritional value, sprouting softens the grains, making them suitable to be tossed into salads and other alive foods.
Country of Origin: Bolivia
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I just wanted to drop a note to you all that I am very pleased with my order of quinoa and amaranth seeds. The packaging is really nice and the seed is very clean. Thanks a lot, I will order again.