Crisped Organic Quinoa
Organic Crisped Quinoa has an extremely light and crispy texture and pleasant toasted flavor. They’re a great addition to baked goods, breakfast cereals or anywhere crisped rice might be used.
Ready to eat. No preparation necessary.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Organic Crispy Quinoa has an extremely light and crispy texture and pleasant toasted flavor. They’re a great addition to baked goods, breakfast cereals or anywhere crisped rice might be used. It is naturally gluten free and therefore suitable for those with gluten allergies and celiac disease.
The extra crispy texture is created in a special process that begins after careful harvesting and a thorough cleaning. The washed seed is cooked and then subjected to a process similar to the one that is used to produce crispy rice. The crisped quinoa is then toasted to lock in the texture, provide a touch of golden color and to emphasize the its subtle, nutty flavor.
Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) is a grain-like seed, related to beets, Swiss chard and spinach, that is cultivated in the Andes Mountains. It was widely used by the Incas, and has been grown in Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Chile for centuries. The Quechua name for Quinoa translates to "Mother Grain" or "Super Grain,” due to its superior nutritional profile.
Quinoa grows on 3- to 9-foot-tall magenta stalks. The large seed heads can be nearly any color—red, orange, purple, green, black and yellow are all common. The plant is resistant to drought and grows well in poor soils without irrigation or supplementation.
The World Health Organization observes that quinoa is closer to the ideal protein balance than any other grain, equivalent to milk in protein and high in iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and certain B vitamins. It's also high in essential amino acids.
Quinoa has recently become popular in the U.S., due not only to its nutritional value, but also its unique, delicate texture and flavor.
This recipe is perfect use of Organic Crisped Quinoa. Rich and delicious with just four ingredients, these crispy quinoa treats are a sweet, all-natural indulgence that’s just as perfect for an afternoon protein fuel-up as they are for dessert.