Buying quinoa in bulk is easily accomplished by shopping online at a variety of stores across the country including Amazon. Buying quinoa in bulk is cost effective once you know where to get the best deals. Gluten free quinoa is an excellent replacement for wheat and bran cereals.
Organic gluten free quinoa is available in most major supermarkets and even smaller grocery stores often stock it, usually located near the rice if they don’t have a designated area for gluten free products. If you are buying quinoa for the first time, it is recommended that you look for boxed quinoa. The boxes come with quinoa cooking instructions as well. Of course the relatively small boxes of quinoa available in supermarkets is quite expensive compared to bulk quinoa available online.
Bulk quinoa is less expensive to buy than packaged products. Buying quinoa online is really the best way to get the best price on gluten free quinoa as long as you store it properly. See our tips on storing bulk whole grains. Before you cook quinoa, you need to first rinse the seeds in cold water. This will remove the outer coating of the seed which is bitter to taste. Most American quinoa is already processed for immediate cooking, but it is still recommended that you rinse it before cooking. There are many things you can do with bulk quinoa such as side dishes, breakfast items, salads, pilafs, rice and casserole dishes. Adding vegetables, meats, poultry or seafood to quinoa enhances the seeds naturally nutty flavor. Those who have celiac disease or are simply on a gluten free diet can supplement their gluten free diet with quinoa.
One of the best places to buy quinoa online is through Amazon, which offers a range of bulk quinoa and quinoa products detailed below, including certified organic quinoa.
• Organic quinoa in available in a variety of sizes from 5 pounds up to 50 pounds. Quinoa is high in protein, organically grown grain that is free of gluten, trans-fats, cholesterol and saturated fats. The best price for bulk quinoa we’ve found is Angelina’s Gourmet Quinoa on Amazon at $67.40 for a 25 pounds. That may seem like a lot until you compare the cost of an 8 ounce box of organic quinoa in the grocery store and then take that times 50 = 25 pounds of quinoa. Buying gluten free grain in bulk is really a tremendous cost savings. Angelina’s also has amaranth and other grains available.
• Roland quinoa is a bit pricier since it is certified organic quinoa. It comes in 25 pound bags,the quinoa is pre-washed and priced at $99.54 on Amazon. The quinoa is ivory in color and provides proteins, fiber and essential amino acids in the tiny bead shaped grains.
In addition to bulk quinoa, quinoa products are available online such as Ancient Harvest quinoa pasta. Of course this quinoa pasta is gluten free and organic. You receive 12 8 ounce boxes for $28.74 with free shipping. You can take a look here at all the available quinoa products online.