Vigo 2 lb. Plain Quinoa

Item Number: 3094

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Quinoa, an ancient food of the Incan civilization, has been referred to throughout history as the "Mother seed." Often referred to as a grain, it is actually the seed of a certain plant in the same family as beets, chard and spinach. It was a staple of the people of the mountainous Andes regions of Bolivia, Peru and Chili for over 5,000 years. Quinoa was so important to the natives that they thought of it as a sacred food. When Spanish conquistadors invaded South America, they destroyed much of the quinoa crops in an effort to defeat and control the indigenous people. The crops were nearly wiped out but have slowly been restored over time. Although once only eaten in South America, its versatility and healthful attributes have made it increasingly popular in the U.S. Vigo Quinoa, nut-like in taste, adds texture and crunchiness to dishes. Not only high in protein, it includes many essential amino acids. It can easily be used in place of other grains in most recipes, in salads, or in rich stews.

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UPC 071072030943

Product Info

  • Country of Origin: Bolivia or Peru
  • Packed in: USA
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