The traditional grain of the Andes. To your good health - Bob Moore. Gluten free. Circa 2000 BC. An employee-owned company. Bob's Red Mill passport to whole grain adventure. 100% Whole Grain: 46 g or more per serving. Eat 48 g or more of whole grains daily. WholeGrainsCounil.org. USDA Organic. Enjoy quinoa, a nutrient-rich grain that was honored as a sacred crop by the ancient Incas. Quinoa is a good source of iron and high quality protein. Try it in any recipe calling for whole grains. Quinoa, native to South America, is a pseudo-grain - actually a gluten-free seed, but used in cooking like a whole grain. This amazing plant was domesticated thousands of years ago near Lake Titicaca, high on the plateaus of the Andes, and it was a mainstay in the diet of the ancient Incas. Quinoa is delicious on its own and in pilafs, soups and salads. Our quinoa has been thoroughly rinsed and air dried to remove the naturally occurring bitter saponins. Bob's Red Mill products labeled gluten free are batch tested in our quality control laboratory. We use an ELISA gluten assay test to confirm that a product is gluten free. Our product line is diverse and extensive. For information and recipes, visit our website at www.bobsredmill.com. Dear Friends, There's a saying, what once was old is new again. This expression certainly applies to our traditional stone grinding mills, which are much like the ones used in early Roman times. It's also true about many of our favorite whole grains, which originated in ancient times. Amaranth, chia seed, farro, kamut grain, millet, quinoa, sorghum, spelt and teff - they may be lesser-known than familiar grains like wheat and barley, but each one has a story to tell, with histories going back thousands of years and rich cultural traditions from around the globe. Lucky for us, these whole grains aren't just ancient history; they're also tasty, nutritious additions to modern meals. Packed with vitamins, minerals, and protein, these super grains of the ancient world are wonderfully healthy, and their unique flavors and textures will add a delicious twist to your favorite recipes. They're versatile, too - great for snacks, salads, side dishes, entrees and baked goods. At Bob's Red Mill, we're always exploring the world in search of new whole grain adventures, and we're proud to mill the widest possible diversity of whole grain foods. With that in mind, we invite you to join us in discovering these grains of antiquity. To your good health, - Bob Moore. Certified organic by QAI. All natural.