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Organic Quinoa Grain

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Organic Quinoa Grain is a nutritional powerhouse that originated in South America, high on the plateaus of the Andes, where it was honored as a sacred crop by the ancient Incas. It is a good source of iron and high-quality protein. Whole grain quinoa has mild flavor and is well suited to pilafs, salads, soups and stir fries.


Quinoa (prounounced keen-wa) was a staple food for the South American Indians living in the high altitudes of the Andes Mountains. It was immensely popular because it was one of few crops that could survive in such high altitudes (10,000 - 20,000 feet above sea level). It could withstand frost, intense sun and the often dry conditions that characterized the Andean climate. It was also recognized for its superior nutritional qualities. For these reasons, it was dubbed "mother of all grains" by the Incas, so much so that it came to have spiritual significance for them. Many traditions and ceremonies surrounded the cultivation, harvest and consumption of quinoa.

Quinoa is a pseudo-grain‚ actually a gluten-free seed, but used in cooking like a whole grain. This nutrient-rich grain is a wonderful source of complete protein, providing all of the essential amino acids. It is also a good source of dietary fiber. Naturally gluten free, this powerful little grain is a great addition to any diet, but is an ideal solution for those following a gluten free, vegan or vegetarian diet that are looking to increase their protein and fiber.

Quinoa is delicious on its own and the earthy flavor of quinoa makes it ideal for pilafs, soups and salads. Unlike many whole grains, quinoa takes very little time to prepare and can be substituted anywhere whole grains are used. It is a nutritious alternative to couscous and white rice in most recipes. Use it for a hot breakfast cereal or add uncooked quinoa to breads for a delightful crunch. Why be boring with macaroni salad for your next potluck? Our simply titled, Quinoa Salad is one of our most popular recipes and sure to impress your friends and prove your culinary expertise. Mix up your dinner menu with our Sopa de Quinoa, a South American soup that is sure to warm your insides and nourish your soul. No matter how you serve it, quinoa is a wonderful addition to your menu.

Our quinoa has been thoroughly rinsed and air dried to remove the naturally occurring bitter saponins.

To Your Good Health

  • Gluten Free

    This gluten free product was handled exclusively in our dedicated gluten free facility and tested for gluten free integrity in our quality control laboratory using an ELISA Gluten Assay test.

  • Kosher

    As a continued commitment to the quality of the products we make and sell, all of Bob’s Red Mill products are certified kosher pareve or kosher dairy by Rabbi Avrohom Teichman of Kehilla Kosher, Igud HaKashrus of Los Angeles.

  • Whole Grain

    This product is 100% whole grain. It includes all of the nutritious bran, germ and endosperm that whole grains offer.

  • Vegan

    All Bob’s Red Mill products are vegetarian. This product is also vegan, meaning it is made without the use of any animal products including eggs, dairy, and honey.

  • Organic

    This product was grown and produced using a uniform set of methods established by the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program and third-party certified organic by Quality Assurance International.

12 Reviews For "Organic Quinoa Grain"

  1. Good tasting quinoa!

    by Ana Maria on 04 Thu,2017


    This quinoa is absolutely delicious. I can smell the grainy flavor just by opening the bag. I usually cook it with more water than recommended, since I like it more fluffy. This quinoa cooks so fast, that I can have a meal ready in under 30 minutes. It's great cold or warm, in salads, casseroles, breakfast cereal `puddings`, or simply as a side dish.

  2. Quinoa doesn't disappoint

    by Thea on 10 Mon,2011

    It adopts the flavor of whatever you cook it with so you can't lose. It takes a while for the seed to soften and open so I cook it in a small rice steamer for lazy cooking. My favorite is quinoa with frozen spinach or broccoli w/ leaves on, chicken stock, tomato, onion and sometimes cod fish all thrown in and cooked together. Super simple and delicious! Just occasional stirring, no muss no fuss.||

  3. Quinoa !!!!

    by Cynthia F on 09 Thu,2011

    This grain has replaced rice in our house and slowly is replacing pasta !! We love it adults and kids ..... I cook mine with a little chicken broth but I'm sure vegetable beff or anyflovor would work ..... The leftover goes in fridge then we stuff peppers or make it with lunch or something it really is amazing and has tremendous flavor ... Everyone who's tried it in my family has started using as

  4. Only BRAND to buy!

    by Carol on 06 Tue,2011

    Had tried a different Brand of Quinoa and found it bitter (hadn't washed it enough it seems). Took a cooking class on 'exotic' grains at a local grocery store and they said the ONLY brand to buy is Bob's Red Mill as it is PRE-WASHED and there won't be any bitter taste! Thank you Bob!

  5. Quinoa

    by October on 04 Mon,2011

    I discovered Quinoa in a warehouse club. I had heard it was healthy and decided to give it a try. It has been a staple in our kitchen since. We eat Quinoa once or twice a week. This will probably increase as it appears my children are gluten sensitive. Luckily, they have gotten used to Quinoa and won't notice if it shows up more often on the table. I'm not a good cook and never have the patience t

  6. Delicious!

    by Scottish Lady on 02 Thu,2011

    Having a gluten-free diet is hard. I have substituted Quinoa for many pasta dishes and cool salad dishes. There is a ton of protein in this grain plus a low GI. It is a true grain that has not been altered. I love this grain!

  7. Spanish Quinoa with Black Beans

    by Givin' what's g on 11 Fri,2010

    Quinoa is one of the most versatile and delicious grains I have come across. The first time I cooked it for my kids, I told them they were little pasta balls...and it worked! I love to cook it in a vegan broth. One of my new favorite ways to prepare is with fresh salsa and black beans. Fresh salsa is a must!! The cilantro adds an amazing flavor. Cook your quinoa according to package, add salsa

  8. Loving Quinoa!

    by Amy on 10 Sun,2010

    I tried Quinoa after seeing it on a list of "healthiest foods". I LOVE to have Quinoa with steamed broccoli, or diced tomatoes. This has completely replaced rice in my house!

  9. Gluten-free

    by Deb on 10 Fri,2010

    I started using quinoa after finding out I have Celiac. Many call it a grain, but, in fact, it's a seed. Love to stir fry veggies and add a half cup cooked quinoa for protein. I also use it in soups instead of rice.

  10. Spot On!

    by A Southerner in on 06 Thu,2010

    I've never had quinoa before I purchased this. I've been consuming Bob's Red Mill products for a few years and have never had a bad experience. I am trying to eat more whole grains and of course have heard about quinoa. I made it for the first time today and I was floored. I made it according to the package directions and also made the recipe for the Taboule recipe on the package. Spot on! Cooks u

  11. I absoluately love this ...

    by Dr. V. Witt on 01 Sat,2010

    I absoluately love this grain! I prepare it in my rice cooker, along with bouillion cubes for flavoaring. It has become a welcome staple in my family's diet.

  12. this stuff is great! i ...

    by Cody Freeman on 01 Sat,2010


    this stuff is great! i have recently tried a gluten free diet and this grain fits in perfectly with my meals. its quick and easy to cook and i feel great after eating it.

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Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1/4 cup (46g dry)
Servings Per Container: 16
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories 180
Calories from Fat 25
Total Fat 2.5 g 4 %
Saturated Fat 0 g 0 %
Trans Fat 0 g 0 %
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 10 mg 0 %
Total Carbohydrate 32 g 11 %
Dietary Fiber 2 g 8 %
Sugars 0 g N/A
Protein 7 g 14 %
Vitamin A 0 %
Vitamin C 0 %
Calcium 2 %
Iron 15 %
* Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients organic whole grain quinoa

*Manufactured in a facility that also uses tree nuts and soy.

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