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Alter Eco - Organic Royal Black Quinoa - 14 oz

from Alter Eco
4.4 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
About the Product
  • Certified fair trade ingredients.
  • Wild, crunchy, and beautiful supergrain of the Andes.
  • Complex, protein rich, ancient grain Royal Black quinoa.
  • Exclusively harvested by ANAPQUI Cooperative from Altiplano, Bolivia.
  • Organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, carbon neutral, and sustainablely sourced.

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Product Description

13,000 feet up on the arid, desolate Salar De Uyuni salt flat of Bolivia, traditional Quechua and Aymara farmers tend to fields of highly coveted “quinoa real,” or royal quinoa, an ancient variety grown only in this very spot. This pearl-shaped, nearly perfect nutrition source was so revered by the Incas that they called it “chisaya mama” or “mother grain.” The wild crunch of our Royal Black Quinoa pairs well with bright herbs and bold flavor. 

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 2.1 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic 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.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B00AN3AC8Y
  • UPC: 817670010297
  • Item model number: 776880
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #59,699 in Grocery & Gourmet Food (See Top 100 in Grocery & Gourmet Food)

Important Information

Ingredients

100% organic royal black quinoa.

Directions

Cooking Instructions1 cup quinoa + 1 cups liquid = 4 servingsRinse 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, saut quinoa in pan with a dash of olive oil until slightly toasted, about five minutes.

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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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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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Be sure to rinse it very well in a sieve before cooking. I find all quinoa can sometimes have a little extra grit in it and the rinsing usually gets rid of anything that shouldn't be there. I cook it in my rice cooker on the white rice setting and it comes out perfect.
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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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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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This is excellent quinoa. I found the flavor of black quinoa to be somewhat different from the white, but it was pleasant. My opinion is that unless you specifically want this color for some reason, it's not worth going out of your way to buy black quinoa. I would not buy it again unless a recipe specifically called for black quinoa, and even then I probably would not. It's just easier to get the white stuff and I'm happy with that. If you want black quinoa, this is well worth purchasing.
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By Jabie on February 13, 2014
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This quinoa is very good! It's much crunchier and nuttier that others i've tried. I prefer the fluffier kind like the rainbow (which is awesome and my fave) but this one is good if you like it's texture. Alter Eco is by far the best brand!
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It is not easy to find good quality organic black quinoa but this Alter Eco is a gem and extremely yummy! We highly recommend this brand.
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