Quinoa is a nutritious, whole-grain substitute for rice and is just as simple to prepare. It can be used as a delicious side dish, pilaf, or stuffing. It blends wonderfully in salads, soups and stews.Quinoa is gluten-free, has a low glycemic index and provides all of the eight essential amino acids.Quinoa is an ancient traditional grain grown at 12,000 feet above sea level. It is a whole grain and has been classified by the National Academy of sciences as one of the best sources of protein in the vegetable kingdom.TruRoots Organic Quinoa supports the livelihood of Andean farmers. It is further cleaned and processed in the USA to ensure highest quality.