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Puffed Quinoa

Puffed Quinoa has an airy, crisp texture and pleasantly toasted taste. It is delicious in granola, snack mixes and baked goods.

  • Small, round grains with cream to tan color

  • Nutritious alternative to puffed rice breakfast cereal

  • Good source of protein, amino acids, fiber and certain B vitamins

  • Naturally gluten free

  • Manitou Trading Company
    Price: $10.20
    $5.1 / Ounce

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    Suggested uses

  • Enjoy with milk and fruit as a nutritious, high-protein alternative to puffed rice cereal

  • Bake into granola

  • Add to trail mix to boost protein content without adding excess fat or cholesterol

  • Sprinkle over salads to add texture

  • Add to muffin, pancake or waffle batter for a unique texture

  • Basic prep

    Ready to eat. No preparation necessary.

    Storage & handling

    Store in a dry, cool place.

    Ingredients

    Quinoa.

    Puffed Quinoa has an airy, crisp texture and pleasant toasted taste that's delicious when added to granola, snack mixes and baked goods, or eaten as a nutritious breakfast cereal. It is naturally gluten free and therefore suitable for those with gluten allergies and celiac disease.

    Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) is a grain-like seed, related to beets, Swiss chard and spinach. 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 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 and certain B vitamins. It's also high in essential amino acids.

    Cooking quinoa causes its hulls to split from creamy soft grains, for a unique texture combination akin to bulgur mixed with couscous. Quinoa is a nutritious substitute for rice and a gluten-free alternative to wheat grains. We source our quinoa from Peru and Bolivia, where it has been grown using the same traditional methods for centuries.

    Classic recipe

    Crispy Quinoa Peanut Butter Treats

    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.