Yupik Organic Black Quinoa is going to shake up your cupboard staples! Black Quinoa is a grain crop grown for its edible seeds; it cooks in a classic 2:1 ratio. Once cooked, quinoa transforms from solid black to a deep brown color. Quinoa is tender and seedy in texture, while mildly nutty and earthy in flavor. The two differences between black quinoa and white or red quinoa is color and cooking time; black quinoa needs an additional five minutes in cooking time. Like most grains, black quinoa can be used in both baking and cooking applications! Buy Organic Black Quinoa by the pound, kilo, or case to keep your cupboard well-stocked with this pantry must-have!
HEALTH BENEFITS: All-around complete!
Certified organic, vegan, wheat-free, and gluten-free, black quinoa is a complete protein packed with all 9 essential amino acids! Quinoa also contains almost twice as much fiber as other grains, and is a good source of carbohydrates. It is high in iron, lysine, magnesium, manganese, and riboflavin – all of which help to keep our cells, bones, and muscles healthy.
CULINARY TWIST: Texture and color!
Black quinoa cooks in a classic 2:1 ratio for approximately 20 minutes. Once cooked, quinoa can be added to recipes for its stunning color or delectable texture! Add a cup of quinoa to cookies, bars, or muffins for a textured and irresistible bite. We love to create salads with black quinoa for a refined look! Add your favorite grilled vegetables to fluffy black quinoa and toss in the vinaigrette of your choice for a simple yet elegant look! Black quinoa pairs extraordinarily well with herbs and fresh ingredients as well. Add tomatoes, feta, parsley, fresh oregano, and toasted pine nuts to cooked black quinoa; toss with a lemon and olive oil vinaigrette for a beautiful and delicious Mediterranean-style salad/side dish!
ABOUT QUINOA: Did you know?
Though quinoa cooks like a grain, it is actually a seed related to beets!
HOW TO STORE YOUR QUINOA: Preserve freshness!
Store in a cool, dry place for up to 36 months.