Move over popcorn, Yupik Organic Puffed Quinoa is taking over! Puffed quinoa is white quinoa that has been lightly heated in order to puff it – without the addition of oil, fat, salt, or sugar. Puffed quinoa is twice the size of regular quinoa, and nutty in flavor, while crunchy in texture. Ideal for snacking, or for both baking and cooking applications, buy Organic Puffed Quinoa by the pound, kilo, or case to keep your cupboard well-stocked with this pantry must-have! Conveniently pack portion controlled baggie’s to store your car, backpack, or desk with this healthy snack!
HEALTH BENEFITS: All-around complete!
Certified organic, vegan, wheat-free, and gluten-free, 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: Popcorn, meet your competition!
As delicious as popcorn is, we think puffed quinoa makes for a unique alternative! Toss puffed quinoa in butter or olive oil and the flavorings of your choice to create personalized snacks! Toast puffed quinoa in the oven with spices for a warm bowl to cozy up to during movie nights. Add nuts and dried fruits for variety and texture! You can also use your puffed quinoa to coat chicken fingers, cutlets, shrimp, or vegetables (like eggplant) to create healthier versions of "breaded” foods. Classically, you can add puffed quinoa to salads, yogurt, cereal, granola, and baked goods for a crunchy, nutty bite!
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 24 months.