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Quinoa is one of the few plant-based source of complete protein, containing all of the essential amino acids. It contains more high-quality protein than any grain, and has an essential amino acid balance that is rare in food form. In addition, our Raw Organic Quinoa Sprout Powder is high in fiber, live enzymes, a variety of vitamins and minerals, and is particularly high in iron.
Quinoa is often thought of and used as a grain, but it is actually a pseudo-cereal because it is not a member of the grass family. Quinoa is a seed of a species that more closely resembles beets and spinach, but its versatility and grain-like flavor make it a valiant competitor to nutritional powerhouses like buckwheat, oats, and wheat.
Our Raw Organic Quinoa Sprout Powder comes from sprouted seeds that are packed with more high-quality protein that any cereal grain. Quinoa is considered a complete protein, and contains all of the essential amino acids that the body requires.
Quinoa Sprouts are extremely high in B Vitamins like B6 and B12, and contain abundant amounts of iron, fiber, and calcium. Our Raw Organic Quinoa Sprouts are also a great source of Vitamins A, C, D, E, and K, and minerals like potassium, manganese, chromium, selenium, and threonine.
You can see why this super seed was a staple in the diet of the Incas for hundreds of years. Quinoa originated in South American, and now the entire world is able to enjoy the nutritional benefit that ancient civilizations prized so dearly.
Why Sprout Powders?
Sprouted grains, legumes, and seeds are some of the most vitamin and mineral-dense foods on the planet. When the seeds are germinated, through their initial contact with water in the sprouting process, their nutritional content changes dramatically. They become higher in protein, lower in carbohydrates, and develop a host of vital live enzymes.
During the first few days of sprouting, a newly developing sprout is loaded with potential energy -- the life source necessary for the seed to grow. As the sprout grows and matures into a plant, this concentrated energy is diluted. The sprouts used for these sprout powders are sprouted only for a short period of time, and are harvested before they change from a sprouted seed to a young plant, at the exact time when they are at their maximum level of nutritional and enzymatic value.
At this point in the sprout's development, the Vitamins, minerals, and important phytochemicals are in their most potent form, and are in their most readily bioavailable state. Additionally, research has shown that for those grains containing gluten, at this stage the gluten content is reduced and is in a more easily digestible form.
After the young sprouts have reached this optimum level of development, they are harvested and slow-dried at low temperatures. Drying at low temperatures is extremely important so that the live enzymes in the sprouts remain alive. After the drying process, the sprouts are then gently ground into a fine powder.
Hydroponically Grown and Responsibly Harvested
Our Raw Organic Quinoa Sprout Powder begins its journey from certified organic seeds that are carefully selected and guaranteed to be of the best quality in the industry. The sprouts are grown in a precision-controlled environment, high in the Rocky Mountains, where each small batch is micro-biologically tested and allowed to thrive in an oxygen-rich atmosphere.
Everything about the growing process is meticulously watched, from the temperature and moisture surrounding the plants to the lighting and air-quality. The sprouts are grown hydroponically by placing the delicate roots in a liquid nutrient solution, rather than in soil. This creates a smaller root for each plant, which means we can grow more sprouts in a smaller facility. Energy and overhead remain low, and we pass the savings on to you in the form of lower prices.
The sprouts are harvested at their highest nutrient density, and processed at low temperatures to preserve fragile enzymes and amino acids. We gently crush our air-dried sprouts into a powder, which tastes wonderful sprinkled onto salads and vegetables or mixed into beverages.
If cared for properly, the Organic Quinoa Sprout Powder has a shelf life of up to two years. To preserve the freshness of this product:
While much research is still being conducted, some of the possible health benefits of our Organic Quinoa Sprout Powder may include:
Our Organic Quinoa Sprout Powder is best consumed raw, without adding heat, in order to preserve its nutritional integrity. This powder can be mixed into drinks, such as milk or juice, or added to a smoothie. Many customers add this product to food and energy bars.
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