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British White Quinoa - Organic

British White Quinoa - Organic

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What is Quinoa?

Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is a small, ancient grain. It has been a staple food in the Andes for thousands of years.

Technically, it isn’t a grain, but a seed from goosefoot. Quinoa has a nutty flavour and is slightly chewy when cooked. It makes an excellent side dish or a crunchy addition to salad.

The most common types of quinoa are white, red, and black. White quinoa cooks the fastest, has the least crunchy texture and mildest flavour. Red has a slightly stronger flavour and crunch. It is a bit heartier and chewier and takes slightly longer to cook, and black is the crunchiest and most flavourful – slightly sweeter than the others.

Unlike cereal grains, quinoa is one of the few plants sufficiently high in all nine essential amino acids our bodies can't make on their own to be considered a 'complete protein'. 

Cooking White Quinoa

I recommend thoroughly rinsing before cooking to remove its outer coating (called saponin). If not rinsed, this can leave a bitter and soapy taste once the quinoa is cooked. 

Use quinoa in the way that you would for rice, couscous, pilafs, barley etc. 

To cook, just prepare as if it were rice - cover with water or vegetable broth and simmer over medium heat until soft, about 12 minutes, giving it a couple of quick stirs.

Then just add some veggies and a dressing to make an easy quinoa salad, or swap out white rice for quinoa to serve with any kind of vegetable stir-fry or substitute it in any fried rice dish.

For a fast and simple side dish, drizzle over some olive oil, sea salt and lemon juice or a bit of garlic and add a touch of nutritional yeast or parmesan cheese.

Quinoa also makes a great hot breakfast cereal, similar to oatmeal.

If you cook a little extra, pop it into an airtight container in the fridge or freezer, and you'll have some ready to toss it into any dish for added texture and nutrition.

Ingredients & Allergens

Ingredients: 100% organic quinoa


For allergens see ingredients in bold.


Due to the way our food is stored and packaged, this product may contain traces of other allergens due to cross-contamination. 


Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place, away from direct light and strong odours.


Nutritional Profile


Typical values per 100g



1501 kJ/
356 kcal

Fat, Total

– of which saturates

6.7 g

0.7 g


– of which sugars

55.2 g

3.5 g


10.6 g


13.5 g




Certified organic

GMO free

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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Thanusan Gunabalasingham
Super grain, super value

It's great to have organic quinoa grown in the UK, a more sustainable option than buying from South America. The quality is very good and we've found the price cheaper than other suppliers such as Hodmedods.