Organic Royal Quinoa
Currently the Bolivian Royal Quinoa is recognized by the countries of the Andean Community of Nations (CAN) with the Designation of Origin.
Royal Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd) is a “pseudo-cereal” with high nutritional and agroindustrial value that is cultivated in the Southern Highlands of Bolivia. Due to the agro-ecological characteristics of this region, grains that are grown there present worldwide unique virtues.
The quinoa plant stands out for being resistant to adverse abiotic factors such as drought, frost and saline soils. The Royal Quinoa grain is gluten-free, and in comparison, with other cereals shows higher protein, fat, fiber and ash contents turning it into a highly competitive healthy food of great importance in human diet.
The importance of Royal Quinoa grains in the diet of human beings lies in its high protein content, since 37% of proteins it containing are essential amino acids and particularly lysine, methyonine, threonine and tryptophan pt. Additionally provides minerals (calcium, iron, phosphorus and zinc). It has a high content of B-complex vitamins B, C, and E, where its content of vitamin B and C is greater than that of wheat. It is rich in carotene and niacin (B3), contains substantially more riboflavin (vitamin B2), tocopherol (vitamin E) and carotene than wheat and rice.