Quinoa, an ancient “pseudo-grain”, was consumed by the Incas. Now in high demand for its multiple health benefits, quinoa is known for its perfectly balanced contend in fiber, carbohydrates and complete plant-based protein. The grains can be either white, red or black. The nutritional value is hardly different: no matter what color, quinoa is a superfood everyone will enjoy!
We are committed to providing you with a variety of delicious and nutritious quinoa products of the highest quality. It is for that reason that we are the first Canadian company to ensure local quinoa quality control, in our factory based in Saint-Laurent.
Our specialized Andean grain cleaning machinery line allows us to reduce the level of saponin, a bitter substance coating each grain and acting as a natural insecticide, to less than 0.01% and to remove any impurities such as volcanic rocks and straw to offer you a safe and pure product that only contains the best tasting quinoa.
Quinoa and special diets
The fact that quinoa is one of the rare plant-based foods to be a great source of complete protein makes it a perfect staple for any vegetarian or vegan pantry. It is an excellent option for people following a high protein diet, and even for athletes.
People with Celiac Disease or gluten intolerance will also benefit from it, since quinoa does not contain any gluten and acts as a nutritious alternative to any wheat product.
Quinoa contains complex carbohydrates which are digested gradually, making it a food of choice for people following a low carb diet.
Quinoa is considered a kosher food because it is not a true grain; it is actually the fruit of a broadleaf plant in the same family as spinach and beets. It is even a food that is permitted during Passover.
Quinoa is very simple to prepare: you simply need to cook it in the same way as you would rice. While the amount of liquid required to achieve the perfect al dente texture varies, we recommend a volume of 1 ½ cups of water for 1 cup of white quinoa, and 2 cups of water for 1 cup of red or black quinoa.
If you prefer a fluffier and tenderer texture, simply let the quinoa stand covered for 5 minutes, and the steam will eventually make it inflate perfectly every time.