Alter Eco - Organic Royal Black Quinoa - 14 oz

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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

Size: 14 Ounce

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

Size: 14 Ounce
  • 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.
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  • ASIN: B00AN3AC8Y
  • UPC: 817670010297 699037921923
  • Item model number: 776880
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,985 in Grocery & Gourmet Food (See Top 100 in Grocery & Gourmet Food)
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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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By NYFB [Je suis Charlie ET Ahmed] TOP 1000 REVIEWER on January 31, 2014
Size: 14 Ounce
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
Size: 14 Ounce Verified Purchase
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Diana Robinson on April 13, 2014
Size: 14 Ounce Verified Purchase
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marilyn Pramstaller on July 8, 2014
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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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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By john fenner on June 20, 2013
Size: 14 Ounce Verified Purchase
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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By ... on March 10, 2014
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According to the online sources (at the time of this review) there isn't any 'nutritional' difference in black quinoa, over red quinoa, or white quinoa. If a published 'study' is conducted, that wouldn't change my review. Having a different variety - of a different colored - quinoa is why I purchased this product.
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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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