Roland Pre-Washed White Quinoa
Pre-washed. Gluten-free whole grain. Non GMO Project verified. nongmoproject.org. 100% Whole Grain: 45 g or more per serving. Eat 48 g or more of whole grains daily. WholeGrainsCouncil.org. Known as the mother grain, quinoa (keen-wah), was a staple of the ancient Incas and is still a major food source for the Quechua Indians of the Andean region of South America. A good source of protein and iron, it is also one of the unique whole grains foods that contains all eight essential amino acids that support a healthy lifestyle. Quinoa has higher protein content than any other grain. It also contains all eight essential amino acids, making it a complete protein - something usually only found in meat, dairy, and eggs. As quinoa is gluten-free, it is an excellent alternative for people who are allergic to wheat. Roland Quinoa has been pre-washed in order to remove the naturally-occurring bitter coating known as saponin. Traditionally, saponin is removed with mechanical polishing, but this process causes the quinoa to lose its germ kernel and much of its dietary fiber. The Roland Foods method of pre-washing is strong enough to remove the saponin yet leave the germ kernel and dietary fiber intact, making it a whole grain food. Roland Quinoa is also available in red, black, and tri-color. Roland specialty foods. Visit us at www.rolandfood.com. Product of Ecuador.