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Eden Foods Organic Red Quinoa Whole Grain - 16 oz (454 g) Eden Foods Organic Red Quinoa Whole Grain is the most ancient American staple grain, sustainably grown at over 12,000 feet in the Andes, preserving native culture. Eden Foods Organic RedQuinoa Whole Grain is mechanically de-saponized and mountain spring water washed; superior methods that best preserve flavor and nutrients. Eden Foods Organic Red Quinoa Whole Grain has a pleasing texture, great flavor, potent nutrition, and is versatile and easy to cook. Eden Foods Organic Red Quinoa Whole Grain is one of the fastest cooking whole grains, ready in 12 minutes. About the size of millet, each round grain is bound with a narrow germ. When cooked the wispy germ separates from the seed and its delicate, almost crunchy curlicue makes a great contrast to the soft grain. Nutrition Facts Eden Foods Organic Red Quinoa Whole Grain is heart healthy and an excellent source of magnesium. Eden Foods Organic Red Quinoa Whole Grain is a good source fiber, protein, iron, thiamin B1, vitamin B6, and folate B9. Sodium free, low fat, and saturated fat and cholesterol free. According to the FDA, "Diets rich in whole grain and other plant foods, and low in saturated fats and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers." History Quinoa was cultivated over 7,000 years ago near the equator in South America and was a staple grain of the Inca, Maya, and other native Americans for centuries. In Quechua and Aymara languages, Quinoa means 'Mother Grain'. Recently it has become widely popular for its nutrition, flavor, and convenience. A relaxing and satisfying whole grain with fast growing global appeal, quinoa has been called 'the rice of the new millennium'. Frequently Asked Questions: Does Eden use any chemical additives, preservatives, or chemical or Genetically Engineered derived 'processing aides' in any of its foods? No.