This quinoa was sourced in Bolivia by Invalsa's Bolivia office and imported directly to us in the US. Your order will ship from Salisbury, MA. If you're interested in wholesale amounts of more than one 80-lb box, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quinoa is an ancient grain, and is probably the crop grown in the highest-altitude agricultural conditions in the world -- the heart of the Andes Mountains, where elevations easily exceed 3,000 feet above sea level. The only places in the world where it grows commercially are the highest parts of Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador. The "royal" type of quinoa, which has the biggest grains and is called royal because it was served to the Inca, the supreme king of the Incan empire, only grows in Bolivia. The most common quinoa is white; red and black are rarer and more prized (and more expensive!)
Quinoa is renowned as a "superfood" because of its high protein, vitamin, and mineral content, and because it is a complete protein, containing all necessary amino acids for human life, unlike other plant protein sources. Moreover, it is gluten-free. Quinoa is cooked just like rice, faro, or other grains and has a mild, nutty taste.
Certified by Baystate Organic Certifiers.
Packed at origin in 37.5-kilo boxes in three 12.5 double white Kraft paper bags.