Passion Fruit

Passiflora edulis
Family:   Amaranthaceae
Common name:   Quinoa / Quinua

Origin of Organic Quinoa

Although organic quinoa was cultivated by the Incas more than 7,000 years ago, this cereal grows in the Andes, between 2,500 and 5,000 meters above sea level. The organic quinoa is low in calories, gluten-free, high in protein with palatability and also a rich source of fiber and phosphorus: is is also high in magnesium, iron and calcium. In Peru there are more than 20 varieties of organic quinoa, but the most commercialized are white, red and black of colour.

Use

Normally organic quinoa must be boiled before it can be used. It is considered a superfood and a common substitute for rice, besides being very tasty in salads with cheese and vegetables. Black organic quinoa is one of the treasures left by our Inca ancestors. This wonderful cereal comes from the shores of Lake Titicaca in Puno. Black Organic Quinoa is a superfood because it contains lithium, which is a regulator for depression. It also regulates hormone levels and provides essential acids and proteins and has no cholesterol. Thus quinoa is considered s an essential and healthy food suplement. Every 100 grams of black quinoa contain 35% of protein. Organic quinoa has more amino acids than wheat. This cereal possesses lysine, which stimulates brain cells. Black quinoa can be added to baby food, soft drinks, salads, meats, soups and breads.

Packaging and presentation

Quinoa can be presented as beans, chips, extruded, cooked and dehydrated, popeado or flour. Organic quinoa grains can be of three colors, white, red or black. The packaging used for export Quinoa is in paper bags 25 or 50 kg (bulk), or small (retail) packaging according to customer needs.

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Benefits

Medical studies show that organic quinoa reduces cardiovascular problems, blood sugar and provides antioxidants. Organic quinoa turns out to be a healthy cereal and is very rich in protein. Red organic Quinoa is also rich in essential minerals and vitamins and does not contain any gluten. According to the National Database „USDA Nutrient“ the organic Quinoa provides a broad profile of nutrients. A cup of cooked red Quinoa has more than 200 calories.

Organolectic characteristics:

Appearance: Dry and circular grains
Colour: White, Red and Black
Odor: Strong/ Firm odor
Taste: Characteristic
Humidity: Characteristic

Caliber

Nutritional value

Nutritional composition for 100grs. of quinoa

Composition Quantity(gr)
Energy 376 kcal
Proteins 11.8 gr.
Carbohydrate 66.7 gr.
Fiber 8.02 gr.
Lipids 5.1 gr.