Organic Tasmanian Quinoa

The Garden Shed and Pantry is very pleased to announce a new stock line:

Organic Quinoa from North West Tasmania.

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Quinoa, (pronounced keen wah) is a grain-like crop grown primarily for its edible seeds.

All Quinoa previously available in Australia has been imported from South and North America and has high food miles.  The new alternative is Kindred Quinoa which is grown, harvested, cleaned and polished on the  farm near Sheffield in North West Tasmania. The only food miles Kindred Quinoa has is going from the farm to its destination – your plate.

Lauren and Henriette Damen are the first to grow commercial quantities of organic Quinoa in Australia.  They were awarded “Best Organic Product of the Year 2012” by the Centre for Organic & Resource Enterprises.

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Kindred Quinoa is not washed, heated or dried and has its natural colour.

It is full of flavour and has a nutty taste.

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Nutrition value of Quinoa:

Quinoa was important to the diet of pre-Columbian Andean civilizations. Today, people appreciate quinoa for its nutritional value. Quinoa is considered a superfood.

This ancient grain contains more protein than any other grain, with a good balance of all 8 essential amino acids, making it a good choice for vegetarians. Quinoa is also high in fibre and has a low-GI, beneficial for keeping blood sugar levels stable. Quinoa is an ideal grain for diabetics.

Quinoa is one of the most nutrient rich grains around, being a good source of iron, needed to transport oxygen around the body, B vitamins for energy, calcium and magnesium for healthy nervous system function, and vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant.

Due to its high source of calcium, quinoa is useful for vegans and those who are lactose intolerant.  Quinoa is gluten-free and considered easy to digest.

Quinoa – the delicious, gluten-free alternative to couscous!  is available from the Garden Shed and Pantry in 750g bags or in larger sizes by request.

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