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Organic Quinoa

Organic Quinoa

(2 customer reviews)


Quinoa is a grain-like seed that is very light, nutritious, easy-to-digest, and beneficial for all body-types. Quinoa can be a healthy alternative for rice, as it is less in calories and carbohydrates and contains more protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals.  Regular intake of quinoa can support healthy digestion, elimination, blood pressure, blood sugar levels, energy, and weight.



  • Supports healthy digestion and elimination
  • Supports healthy blood pressure and blood sugar levels
  • Useful in weight loss and weight management
  • Promotes heart health and colon health
  • Great source of dietary fiber (6 grams per ½ cup dry)
  • Great source of protein (12 grams per ½ cup dry)
  • One of the only vegetarian complete protein sources (meaning it contains all 9 essential amino acids)
  • Good source of B vitamins, magnesium, manganese, iron, zinc, copper, and phosphorus
  • Low on the glycemic index
  • Less calories and carbohydrates than rice
  • Gluten-free
  • Great alternative for rice and heavier grains
  • Tridoshic – beneficial for all body types (Vata, Pitta, Kapha)
  • Supports health pregnancy and postpartum
  • Delicious recipes included!

Ayurvedic Effects

  • Tridoshic food
  • Shita Virya (cooling)
  • Vata ↓
  • Pitta ↓
  • Kapha ↓


None.  Quinoa is a very balanced and nutritious food and is suitable for all body types.

General Directions

  1. Rinse the quinoa well before cooking.
  2. Boil 2 cups of water in a medium sauce pan.  Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and add in the quinoa, 1 teaspoon of ghee or oil (optional), a pinch of salt (optional), and a pinch of freshly ground black pepper (optional).
  3. Cook, mostly covered, over a low heat for 12 to 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.
  4. At 12 minutes check on the quinoa and continue to cook until almost all of the water is gone.  Once this occurs, turn off the heat but leave the pan on the hot burner.  Add in an additional teaspoon of ghee or oil (optional), stir, and cover.  Let the rice sit for at least 5 minutes to allow any leftover water to absorb and the quinoa to fluff up.
  5. Serve as a side dish to any dal, veggie sauté, or recipe of choice.  Quinoa is a great replacement for rice in almost any recipe.

Pairs well with:

Recipes with quinoa:


Organic* white, wholegrain quinoa

*Please note that although the quinoa is USDA organically sourced, as a small business we are not currently a certified organic facility.

2 reviews for Organic Quinoa

  1. Iona H Clow

    Having a Kapha constitution quinoa is my rice, potatoes or pasta substute. Made the smooth for breakfast according to the enclosed recipe with my order. Such a surprise how tasty it was and will be having more of these smoothies.

  2. Heather

    As I have recently become gluten intolerant, quinoa is a new grain I’m adding to my diet. The Quinoa here is delicious, high quality, well packaged, and a competitive price. Also, my order included recipes, which are always helpful and easy to follow… maybe Svastha Ayurveda will consider creating a cookbook to sell 🙂

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