- Trader Joe’s Quinoa Duo is an ancient South American staple cultivated from the pristine Andean mountains. Quinoa does not belong to the same family as wheat, barley, oats or rye, making it suitable for anyone following a gluten-free diet. Our quinoa is a complete protein source that contains all of the essential amino acids, making it highly suitable for vegetarians who typically follow a plant-based diet.
- Essential amino acids are those that are not made in the body, and must therefore be obtained through the diet. Harvested in the high-altitude mountainous regions of Bolivia, quinoa is threshed from fully matured plants, releasing nutritionally rich seeds of exquisite taste. Naturally covered by bitter saponins, Viva Naturals’ Quinoa is de-caponized removing unwanted bitter qualities and offering exceptional flavor.