Organic and conventional bulk and wholesale Peruvian Quinoa ready for export.
Quinoa from Peru is considered the finest quinoa grain. Our quinoa is harvested by hand, by local farmers and farming cooperatives.
OrganicCrops does not purchase quinoa from farmers. We sell and export wholesale and bulk quinoa for the farmers as a broker, ensuring that the majority of the sales profit goes directly to the farmers. The farmers benefit from a good living wage thanks to OrganicCrops fair trade practices.
Using a fair trade approach we can focus on empowering local farmers to sustain their environment through traditional farming and cultivation techniques.
We offer the following pesticides free conventional or organic Quinoa products:
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All our quinoa is guaranteed free of pesticides.
|Product classification:||Chenopodiaceae, Chenopodium quinoa|
|Origin:||Andean region, Huánuco, Peru|
|Cultivation:||Common / Organic|
|Types:||Raw: Unwashed, unprocessed and unsorted quinoa.
Cleaned: Free from impurities, rated and sorted.
Processed: Cleaned (scarifying and/or washed) to eliminate almost all presence of saponin (0.06%). Maintaining protein properties.
|Color visual:||yellowish-white color|
|Foreign material*:||Max. 0.2%|
|Defects**:||Max. 1,5% (sick grain + crushed grain + other defects)|
|Caliber***:||1.5 mm – 1.8 mm
1.8 mm – 2 mm
2 mm – 2.2 mm
|* Only clean and processed quinoa. Raw quinoa max 5%
** Raw material only
*** Only clean and processed quinoa.
|Humidity level:||Max 12%|
|Aerobic mesophilic:||Max. 1000 cfu|
|Yeast:||Max. 500 cfu|
|Mold:||Max. 500 cfu|
|E. coli:||Max. 10 cfu|
|Energy:||360 kcal. / KJ 1506|
|Fat:||6 g (Saturated fat 0.7 g
Polyunsaturated fat 3.3 g
Monounsaturated fat 1.6 g )
|Carbohydrates:||65 g (Dietary fiber 7 g (Englyst))|
|Packaging/Presentation:||PP woven Bag - 25 Kg or 50 Kg|
|Shipping:||Ex works, FOB/CIF on request|
|Minimum order:||5 tons|
|Delivery detail:||15 days, FIFO|
|Date:||21 February 2018|
|White Quinoa:||360 Tons|
|Red Quinoa:||52 Tons|
|Black Quinoa:||28 Tons|
Stock quantities subject to change without prior notice.
|Date:||21 February 2018|
|White Quinoa:||USD 2.07 - 2.42|
|Red Quinoa:||USD 2.57 - 3.14|
|Black Quinoa:||USD 3.03 - 3.27|
|Mixed Quinoa*:||USD 2.56 - 2.97|
|Quinoa Flakes:||USD 2.92 - 3.05|
|Quinoa Flour:||USD 2.87 - 3.02|
* White:60% / Red:20% / Black:20%
Prices per Kg, in USD. Prices subject to change without prior notice. Quinoa prices vary, depending on type, cultivation type and grade. All sales are subject to the OrganicCrops General Terms and Conditions of Sale and Delivery.
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No. It is sometimes called a pseudo-cereal because of its grain-like appearance and sometimes a pseudo-oilseed because of its high fat content. Generally speaking, quinoa is a seed. For marketing purposes it is often described as a grain.
Like most other products the wholesale price of quinoa is based on product demand and product availability (supply). As of 2014, we saw a large influx of quinoa supply from Peru. This increase in supply caused a significant drop in the quinoa wholesale market price.
So how is the wholesale and bulk price of quinoa determined? Let’s have a look at the process from planting till the supermarket product
Quinoa grows at an altitude of 3000 – 4000 meters above sea level. In the Andes of Latin America, small farmers grow quinoa on 1-3 hectare plots. Quite often on the hillside. Farming quinoa is hard work. Most farmers do not use modern farming equipment and work the lands the same way their ancient ancestors did hundreds of years ago.
After harvest, the quinoa seeds are packed in 25 or 50 kg bags and transported to a processing plant. At the processing plant the quinoa seeds are processed to become a consumer-ready product:
Quinoa is usually exported in large quantities (20 – 500 tons). Shipping is done in 20 or 40-foot containers. In Peru companies use Callao as port of departure.
The quinoa importer or quinoa distributor needs to transform the bulk product into a consumer product. Quinoa is often sold as a ready-to-cook grain product like rice. But quinoa lends itself for value added consumer products such as Quinoa flakes, Quinoa pop, Quinoa flour, Quinoa pasta and so on.
Quinoa is one of the healthiest and most nutritious foods on the planet. Here’s why:
Quinoa became popular in 2008 when Oprah Winfrey included quinoa in her “21 day cleanse diet.” In 2013 the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) declared “International Year of Quinoa” and started educating the world about the benefits of quinoa.
For many years, quinoa was considered a niche product. Since 2015 quinoa has become a mainstream product and can be found in most supermarkets and eco-shops around the world. Supermarkets in Europe carry more than 20 different quinoa products and new products are added frequently. Wholesale prices of quinoa dropped considerably in 2015. It is expected that the consumer prices will drop during 2016/7 when the ‘old-price’ stocks have diminished. This creates new opportunities for value added products made from/with quinoa flour, quinoa flakes and quinoa seeds. Healthy baked products, breakfast drinks and quinoa enriched soups seem to be products in high demand in 2016.
Quinoa is an ideal product for healthy ready-made meals. One can add it to salads, dumplings, puree’s / mashes, meat coating, sauces, etc. All healthy tasty alternatives for regular starch products.
Please do not hesitate to contact OrganicCrops if you company requires any assistance in marketing quinoa and quinoa products.
Quinoa is a good source of dietary fiber, has significant amounts of minerals such as iron and zinc and has a high protein content. Compared to other plant foods, quinoa is generally higher in protein than most grains as shown in below table, while lower in protein than most legumes. Quinoa has a good balance between its essential amino acid content compared to other plant foods.
Source: Koziol (1992)
Yes. There are certainly health benefits from consuming uncooked quinoa seeds. Consuming cracked or grounded quinoa seeds contain all of the nutrients. The soft shell that protects the quinoa seeds breaks open during cooking. Your body simply passes the quinoa seed utilizing its full nutritional potential. Quinoa can be used as part of a raw-food diet.
Quinoa can be used in a wide variety of food products. Our quinoa is offered in three categories:
That depends on the type of product. OrganicCrops offers three products:
There are more than three thousand varieties or ecotypes of quinoa both cultivated and wild which can be grouped into five basic categories according its adaptation to the agro-ecological conditions existing in the main production areas:
Another type of classification considers its origin and intended use; for which varieties of quinoa currently grown can be divided into:
Yes, quinoa flakes have the same nutritional breakdown as regular quinoa seeds.
The whole plant is used as green forage. Harvest residue is also used to feed cattle, sheep, pigs, horses and poultry.
Quinoa leaves, stems and grains have been used traditionally by the indigenous peoples of the Andes for medicinal purposes: healing wounds, reducing swelling, soothing pain (toothache) and disinfecting the urinary tract. They are also used in bone setting, internal bleeding, and as insect repellents.
A quinoa protein concentrate which is food- or pharmaceutical-grade has the potential use as an ingredient in human or animal nutrition supplements.
Saponins extracted from the bitter quinoa variety have properties that can induce changes in intestinal permeability and assist in the absorption of particular medications.
Yes. Quinoa does not contain gluten and can safely be consumed by those with a gluten-intolerance.
Yes. As a complex carbohydrate, Quinoa has a low glycemic index. The body will digest the sugars slowly, maintaining proper insulin levels. Consult with a physician about maintaining blood sugar levels.