Our puffed quinoa gives you all the benefits of quinoa in a delicious ready-to-eat crispy snack. Eat on its own or add to milk in place of puffed rice and enjoy – no cooking required. Puffed quinoa also makes a crunchy addition to yogurt, oatmeal and granola bars. Our puffed quinoa is packed with high quality plant protein, fibre and iron so it not only tastes great but is also great for you.
Substitute part of the rolled oats in your favourite granola bar recipe for puffed quinoa to add crispy texture. Make your own homemade energy bars with puffed quinoa, date paste, chocolate chips and any other add-ins you like.
Andean Grain Products sources quinoa from local farmers in the highlands of Bolivia and Peru. Quinoa is a native to the Andean region and is a hardy plant that is farmed at higher altitudes in the cool climate of the Andean mountains. Andean Grain Products quinoa is sustainably produced and is a highly nutritious “superfood” with a flavour that has been described as slightly nutty and sweet with a crunchy texture.
Quinoa is a good source of complete protein, containing all essential amino acids. Quinoa also provides significant amounts of dietary fibre and phosphorous, and is high in vitamins and minerals including magnesium, iron, and calcium. Quinoa is a gluten-free food and is considered easy to digest. In its natural state, quinoa has a coating of bitter tasting saponins which must be removed before it is palatable to eat.
Quinoa flour is an excellent choice for those looking for healthy twist on standard baked goods such as breads, pancakes and waffles. You can substitute this flour for half of the all-purpose flour in many recipes, or completely replace wheat flour in cakes and cookie recipes. Quinoa flour imparts its unique, nutty yet earthy flavor to baked goods.
Quinoa flour can also be used to thicken soups and sauces and can be used to make gluten-free pastas. As a complete protein and gluten-free, quinoa flour is packed with nutrition.