Organic Golden Quinoa Flour
Organic Golden Quinoa Flour is made from a gluten-free ancient grain with outstanding nutritional value. We sourced and milled quinoa from the South American highlands where it was first cultivated to create our Organic Golden Quinoa Flour.
Ready to use. Add as needed.
Storage & handling
Store in cool, dry place.
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 nutrition. Legend has it that the Incan emperor would plant the first quinoa seeds each year in a solemn annual ceremony, such was its importance to the Incan people. Quinoa is considered an "ancient grain" because it has not been developed for large-scale agriculture, and is the same variety grown for thousands of years.
Quinoa grows on three- to nine-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, vitamin E and certain B vitamins. It is also high in fiber and essential amino acids, but low in carbohydrates.
Quinoa has recently become popular in the U.S., due not only to its nutritional value, but also its unique, delicate texture and flavor. When cooked, the thin germ that encircles the grain partially detaches from the seed and remains slightly crunchy, while the seed itself, pearly and translucent, becomes soft and fluffy. Quinoa has a slightly nutty flavor and is a good substitute for rice, couscous or bulgur in many dishes. Our Organic Golden Quinoa Flour has its natural, bitter-tasting saponin coating removed prior to being milled into a smooth meal that is ready to add to recipes.
Golden Quinoa Flour is an ideal gluten-free replacement for baking. Cashew butter and butterscotch chips add a decadent counterpoint to the distinctive taste and high protein content of our Golden Quinoa Flour. Warm and topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, they make a delicious gluten-free dessert.