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Alter Eco Organic Royal Black Quinoa, 14 oz pouch


Price: $11.99 ($0.86 / oz) & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
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  • The wildest and crunchiest of our quinoas, with a deep black color
  • A nutritious seed a third larger than the quinoa varieties produced in other regions of the world, thanks to the rich mineral soil of the Bolivian Altiplano
  • Great source of Protein (all amino acids), Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, and Dietray Fiber
  • Cooks in 20 minutes
  • Non-GMO verified, gluten free certified, organic certified, fair trade certified, carbon neutral
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Alter Eco Organic Royal Black Quinoa, 14 oz pouch + Eden Foods - Organic Red Quinoa Whole Grain - 16 oz. + truRoots Organic Quinoa 100% Whole Grain Premium Quality, 4 lbs
Price for all three: $50.71

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Ingredients
100% organic royal black quinoa.

Directions
1 cup quinoa + 1 1/2 cups liquid = 4 servings Rinse quinoa under cold water until water runs clear. Place quinoa and water or stock in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover and cook until liquid is absorbed and germ has spiraled out, about 20 minutes. Flavor tip: Before adding liquid, saute quinoa in pan with a dash of olive oil until slightly toasted, about five minutes.

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Product Description

The wild crunch of our Royal Black Quinoa pairs well with bright herbs and bold flavor combinations. Foodie approved for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as salad, side-dish, tacos, patties, stir-fry, morning protein and so on. Cooks in 20 minutes on stove top or rice cooker. Alter Eco is a values-based brand of specialty food products that brings sustainable, delicious, exotic, and healthy ingredients from around the world to people here in the United States and Canada for their delight and enjoyment, while directly benefiting farming communities in the Global South. Directly from the farmers, Alter Eco brings food products that capture distinct attributes of various regions around the world including ancient supergrain Royal Quinoa from the Bolivian Andes, heirloom Jasmine Rice from Northern and East Thailand, Amazon-grown and Swiss-made dark chocolate bars, and unrefined ground Mascobado cane sugar from The Philippines.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 2.1 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B00AN3AC8Y
  • UPC: 817670010297
  • Item model number: 776880
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,897 in Grocery & Gourmet Food (See Top 100 in Grocery & Gourmet Food)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By NYFB on January 31, 2014
From the same family as beets, spinach, Swiss chard, and lamb's quarters, with a complete protein as soy, higher in lysine than wheat, the nutritional quality of quinoa has been compared to that of dried whole milk by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. Cooked red quinoa holds its shape better than regular white quinoa which becomes much softer and even break up. This quality in red makes red quinoa the better choice for quinoa salad recipes, while white quinoa is the preferred variety as a thickening agent for soups and casseroles. Red quinoa also tends to have a flavor that is described as stronger, "earthier" and more "nutty" that the white which is the standard variety. Once cooked, red quinoa becomes browner in color. Now with all that said about white and red quinoa, black is the sweetest and nuttiest of all where it keeps its striking black color when cooked. No wonder black is so rare and expensive compare to white and some more to red. Cooking time increases with color, white 10, red 13, black 16 minutes. Roasting seeds before adding any liquid insures a much nuttier taste for seeds and that goes for any seed. EVOO is the best but depending to the dish EVCO adds more sweetness than EVOO.

An important part of my healthy diet, Alter Eco is a blessing since it's in organic form and a Fair Trade product where other quinoas never come in Fair Trade form regardless of the color of quinoa. Fair Trade is more expensive than none Fair Trade product. I just wish it was a Fair Trade product since many producers sell organic which is the most common form of quinoa sold anywhere but a very limited Fair Trade organic quinoa and this certainly is not although a good quinoa. Prices of red quinoa has been going up to $10 a pound, which is the most expensive quinoa, than black, rainbow and yellow. Bravo, bravo, bravo.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Karen on June 7, 2013
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Wild rice .....black quinoa ! Love the texture .... Best food ever ... I put this in everything .... My morning smoothie .... Soup at lunch and plain or in a salad for supper !
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By john fenner on June 20, 2013
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Quinoa is a great addition to the diet of people who choose to eat healthier. Black organic quinoa adds color and flavor to your meal. In addition, Nutritionists say darker color foods provide greater health benefits. Yet, they can be hard to find in mass marketing food stores. Alter Eco provides the smart consumer the opportunity to buy fairly priced wholesome products that promote a sane lifestyle and opportunity to feel good about improving yourself and others.
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Great tasting, easy to prepare. I use it instead of rice. I am a vegetarian and this product combines well with all vegetables. i will order this again.
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