A revered crop since the Incas, Quinoa is one of nature’s most nourishing superfoods. Native to the Andean regions of Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador, this ancient seed is a nutrient dense, gluten-free alternative to grains. Although referred to as the “mother of all grains” according to the Incas, it is technically not classified as a true grain or cereal from the grass family, but is related to foods such as spinach and beets. Sprouted Quinoa is not only an incredibly nutritious superfood, it is delicious to eat and easy to digest.
The sprouting process improves digestibility and allows for a greater absorption of nutrients. Enzyme inhibitors are eliminated and anti-nutritive compounds such as phytic acid are reduced. The sprouting process increases vitamins and minerals in Quinoa providing greater bio-available nutrition when compared to non-sprouted Quinoa. Low temperature air-drying ensures that the vital enzymes and nutrients stay in tact. The result is the most digestible, nourishing superfood that will keep you satisfied and strong. One 50 gram serving size provides 7 grams of protein, along with Fiber and Iron. Sprouted Quinoa is an indispensible superfood for those on a gluten-free diet and is a fast and simple way to enhance your daily diet with an extra boost of dense superfood nutrition.
- Excellent source of vegan protein
- No washing, rinsing or soaking required
- Ready o eat raw or cooked
- High in Fiber, Magnesium and Iron
- Cooks in 10 minutes
Key Benefits - Calcium Benefits Calcium is an important mineral contributing to the formation of bones and teeth and plays a role in blood clotting
- Great for making salads
- Eat it as you would rice
Allergen Information: Produced in a facility that packages tree nuts (Almonds, Hazelnuts and Cashews). The facility is dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free and peanut free.
Storage Information: Refrigeration not required. Store in a cool, dry, dark place.
Note: Quinoa is a high fibre food, so it may change your bowel function; especially if you're not used to it. If you also haven't been washing it (to remove the bitter saponins) and then soaking it (to disable the phytates and increase digestibility) it may have caused you diarrhea or stomach pain.
However, when you consume quinoa that is washed, soaked and sprouted - you may find it even firms up your stool due to the fibre content. So start with a small amount of sprouted quinoa to test how your gut reacts to it.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
If you saw my video on How to Sprout Oats & Quinoa, then you’ll know you should always soak quinoa before cooking. However, if you usually don’t have time to pre-soak your grains, then this quinoa has already been soaked and sprouted for you! So it is highly digestible and more bioavailable than typical quinoa - and Organic!
I love quinoa as a cold salad I can grab-n-go (Tabbouleh style) and also as a cooked ‘porridge’ with thinly sliced banana, slivered almonds, raisins or blueberries - some coconut milk poured over top and sweetener of choice (like coconut sugar with a bit of maple syrup).
I don’t often eat grains, but when my body asks for some, I like to use quinoa because it’s high in protein. Although, according to some, quinoa isn’t actually a grain because it’s a relative of spinach, beets and chard and we are eating the seeds.
Jini's Sprouted Quinoa Cardamom Nut Porridge
- Pour 1 cup boiling water into a small pot
- Add 1-2 tablespoons of Organic Traditions Coconut Milk Powder (optional)
- Add 1/4 cup sprouted quinoa
- Bring to a boil, stir, then cover with a lid and simmer for 10 minutes
- Add 2 tbsp. of raisins, 1/8 tsp cardamom powder (or nutmeg), 1 tsp vanilla extract, stir well, cover again and simmer for 5 minutes
Pour into a bowl, add some milk of your choice and slivered almonds or chopped pistachios, and sweetener of your choice (coconut sugar, maple syrup, stevia, etc).
Great as a breakfast, or evening comfort food. SO SOOTHING!