Quinoa dates back three to four thousand years ago when the Incas first realized that the quinoa seed was fit for human consumption. Quinoa is one of the most protein-rich foods we can eat. It is a complete protein containing all nine essential amino acids. It is also an jam packed with iron and fiber and is high in magnesium. This delicious wholegrain is an amazing healthy addition to curries,stir fries,salads and breakfast recipes,and is a great substitute for rice. Absolute Mixed Quinoa is certified organic,pre washed and dried ready for immediate use. Easy to cook-1 cup quinoa to 2 cups water,bring to boil then simmer covered for 15 minutes or until water has disappeared. Let stand covered for 5 minutes and you will have light fluffy quinoa ready to serve.