Quinoa has been called "the mother grain" and "the gold of the Incas" and it has been cultivated in the Andes for over 5,000 years. It’s not a grain but a seed, though it is used in the same ways as other whole grains.
Quinoa is high in protein, fiber, and nutrition, making it a "superfood." Quinoa should be rinsed before cooking for the best taste. Our quinoa is also sproutable. Quinoa is a versatile grain: its great on its own as a side dish, makes a wonderful grain to blend in to salads for a protein boost, and can be cooked and eaten as a high-energy breakfast cereal.
1 cup dry quinoa yields about 3 cups cooked quinoa. To cook 1 cup quinoa, you need about 2 cups liquid and it takes about 20 minutes. Also, add about 1/4 teaspoon sea salt to each cup dried quinoa when cooking.