Product Review: Viva Labs Quinoa

Viva Labs Organic Whole Grain Quinoa

Quinoa is the perfect accompaniment to a meal. Quinoa is Gluten-Free, offers a high nutrition value and is full of protein and high in fiber.  That means it will fill you up sooner than other pastas and that fullness will fuel you for the rest of your day.
Viva Labs guarantees their products and certifies that this Quinoa is USDA Organic. It is also pre-washed which saves you a step in the preparation process.
What is Quinoa?
Quinoa is an ancient South American staple cultivated from the pristine Andean mountains. It is revered as “the mother grain” and known to be “the gold of the Incas”. Aesthetically it is similar to rice, but carries its own unique nutritional profile and texture. Quinoa does not belong to the same family as wheat, barley, oats or rye, making it suitable for anyone following a gluten-free diet. 

What’s in Viva Labs Organic Quinoa 

Amino Acids: 
Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. 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. The U.S. recommended daily allowance (RDA) of protein is 0.8 grams per kilogram of body mass, or about 0.4 grams per pound. Each serving of Viva Labs Organic Quinoa contains 6g of protein. 

Essential Vitamins and Minerals: 
In addition to iron, quinoa contains other essential minerals such as, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus and is a high source of manganese. A study published in the Journal of Nutrition indicated maintaining adequate amounts of manganese led to healthy inflammatory pathways and improved joint mobility. 

What Makes Viva Labs Quinoa Special?  
Viva Labs’ quinoa seeds are 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 Labs’ quinoa is de-saponized removing unwanted bitter qualities and offering exceptional flavor. Viva Labs’ organic whole grain quinoa is sustainably grown and sourced directly from farmers in accordance with fair trade practices.
This 4-lb bag of Quinoa will last a long time as you don’t need much to make enough for a meal. I made a Quinoa Salad that lasted me all week long.

Boil 1 cup of Quinoa according to package directions.
Placed in refrigerator to cool down.
Add spinach and chopped roma tomatoes.
Right before eating, add chopped avocado.
Add 1 TBS of Italian Dressing to each serving at the time of eating so it doesn’t get soggy.
Mix it all together and eat.
Keep refrigerated.

This is not an exact recipe. You can add whatever you like to this salad…olives, corn, carrots, mushrooms, etc.

There are many ways to serve and eat Quinoa.  By experimenting, you can find several ways to serve this alongside your next meal.

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Thanks to Viva Labs for sending this product to me for the purpose of this review. This review is my honest opinion. I was not compensated in any way for this review. If you choose to purchase this product through the above link, I may receive a small commission without you having to pay a cent more for your purchase. Thanks for supporting 

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1 Comment

  1. Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies on June 2, 2015 at 2:09 am

    I like that it is pre-washed. The price seems good too, for 4 lbs. Thanks for sharing with us!

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