All about the Different Quinoa Colors

Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is a gluten-free, grain-like food that is very nutritious.

Where to buy good quinoa

This quinoa from Azure Standard is super tasty and never bitter.

Different varieties of quinoa

Quinoa comes in a variety of colors, including black, red, and beige (usually called white quinoa).

How to cook with quinoa

Quinoa is very versatile.  It can be used in soups, cereal, patties and burgers, pilafs, salads, and even desserts. 

Is quinoa healthy?

Yes, quinoa is a very nutritious food.

Quinoa contains all 9 amino acids (making it a complete protein). And quinoa is a good source of fiber and many other essential nutrients.

Can quinoa be eaten raw?

Quinoa should be cooked before consuming.  The body cannot digest raw quinoa properly, and the undigested starch molecules can end up in the blood stream. Large amounts of improperly digested starch in the blood can cause health problems.

How to store quinoa

Store quinoa in a cool, dry place. For long-term storage (longer than a month), store in the refrigerator or freezer.

Recipes that Use Quinoa