Black Quinoa Grain from Indigo Herbs is Organic, dark coloured, and differs from the normal white variety having a crunchier texture. Organic Black Quinoa comes in larger sizes giving you the best quality and price. Black Quinoa is derived from a highly nutritious seed that has become incredibly popular as a source of fibre, protein and minerals. Why not try replacing rice with our Organic Black Quinoa Grain for a highly nutritious meal.
At Indigo Herbs we are passionate about premium quality Wholefoods. Explore the tabs on this page to find out more about the health benefits, quality, manufacture and suggested use of this wholefood. At Indigo Herbs we are committed to empowering optimum health and nutrition and assisting you to take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing, by having access to many of natures healing botanicals and Superfoods.
These highly nutritious seeds are an extremely rich source of many important nutrients. Vitamins B1, B2 and Folate (B9) work together to ensure optimum digestion, Vitamin B1 is essential to the production of hydrochloric acid – without which we would be unable to digest food consumed. It also exerts a positive effect on the brain and central nervous system – B1 assists the proper development of the myelin sheaths surrounding nerves, improving the body’s ability to withstand stress. B2 is a powerful brain antioxidant, serving as a component of glutathione – an important antioxidant serving in cellular defence, allowing the body to prevent and fight infections and disease. It is also reliant on a plentiful supply of Selenium and Vitamin E to function properly within the body, Quinoa is a source of these two antioxidant nutrients.
Also a fabulous source of many minerals, Quinoa is high in Magnesium – a crucial mineral for overall vibrant health. It is required to give the “spark of life” to metabolic functions including the creation and transport of energy and the creation and synthesis of proteins. It is also high in Phosphorus, the most abundant mineral in the body and essential for strong bones and teeth. Zinc, Copper and Manganese work together to keep the immune system working to optimum capacity, involved in various processes including the production of T-cells – white blood cells that are deployed to fight off foreign invaders in the bloodstream.
Although it is only a source of Protein, Quinoa is one of the few plants that is a complete protein, providing all of the amino acids our bodies cannot make. Meaning “of prime importance” in Greek, Proteins participate in every cellular process occurring in the body. They are the main building blocks of the body used to make muscles, tendons, organs and skin. One 50g serving of Quinoa will provide you with around 7g of high quality plant protein.
Our Wholefoods are 100% pure and unprocessed with nothing added. They are simple and easy to integrate into your daily diet. Seeds can be roasted or soaked and sprouted. Nuts can be made into nut milk, nut butter or snacked upon. Fruits can flavour a cake, bread or biscuits, or make a great topping to breakfast cereal.
Nuts, seeds and dried fruit all make great ingredients for a superfood snack trail mix, and can supply essential daily nutrients whilst being delicious and satisfying. For full instructions go to our How to use Wholefoods page.
Quinoa can be cooked and served much like rice.
- Prepare our Organic Quinoa by rinsing with cold running water before cooking
- Add to a pan with roughly double the amount of salted water
- Using a medium heat bring to the boil
- Once boiling, turn down the heat and simmer
- Leave for 10 - 15 minutes until water has been absorbed and Quinoa is tender
After cooking, Quinoa can be added to stir fry, cold salads and can even be used for baking cakes.
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- Certified Organic by The Organic Food Federation
- Produced to GMP standards
- Quality Assured by Indigo Herbs
- Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
- Gluten free
- Re-sealable air tight, foil pouch
- 100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added
This Quinoa Grain comes from Certified Organic land where it has been hand harvested. Black Quinoa is harvested when the plant and seed have nearly completely dried out and have below 10% moisture remaining. Harvest needs to be precisely timed by eye in order for the seed to be at the perfect maturity. Then begins a simple process of threshing and winnowing to remove of the outer husk of the seed before drying. After this initial drying period the Black Quinoa is washed to remove the pericap (layer containing bitter tasting saponins) before being stored and made ready for sale.
There are some reports of people being allergic to Quinoa and it causing stomach upset.