Due to COVID-19 please allow more time to process your order and for delivery. Please be mindful of this when ordering perishables if you live out of town. During Level 4 Lock Down Period we we are open Monday-Friday 9am-4.30pm and closed at the weekend. At the moment for any new orders placed we please ask you only order Fresh Produce, Fruit & Vege Boxes, Flour, Yeast, Milk, Bread and Eggs which we have access to more readily, while we wait for other stock to arrive. Orders that contain any other products that are not listed above will not be sent until stock has arrived.

Quinoa Facts

Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is a grain crop that is grown for its edible seeds. It technically isn’t a cereal grain, but a pseudo-cereal. In other words, it is basically a “seed” which is prepared and eaten like a grain.

Quinoa is gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids (Protein is made out of amino acids. Some of them are termed “essential” because our body can’t produce them and we need to get them from our diet). It is also high in fibre, magnesium, B-vitamins, Iron, Potassium, Calcium, Phosphorus, Vitamin E and various beneficial antioxidants.

Quinoa is very easy to incorporate into your diet and goes well with many foods. Simply use as a nutrient boosting alternative to rice. Once cooked it should have a mild, nutty flavour and a satisfying crunch.

We have a range of quinoa products available in store if you would like to include this nutritious wholefood in your diet.

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