Product Reviews – Andean Dream Quinoa Pasta

I have been keeping an eye on quinoa products lately, particularly after we found the Ancient Harvest Quinoa Pasta recently. As a grain, quinoa has exceptionally high nutritional value, but it takes a while to develop a taste for it. You can try it in a recipe like our popular chicken with quinoa, or even serve as a side dish all by itself!

Pasta made from quinoa flour certainly is a novelty in my opinion. This way, kids can get to develop a taste for quinoa in a familiar form. We found this particular quinoa from Andean Dream in our local Whole Foods Market. What invited my interest was the fact that this pasta was made from a mix of organic quinoa flour and organic rice flour, unlike the corn flour used in the Ancient Harvest Quinoa.

Here is our short review – if you try this product, let us know how you like it.

Here is what we like about this product –

  1. USDA certified organic
  2. Gluten free
  3. No saturated fat or trans fats, no cholesterol
  4. 6 g protein per serving, 3 g fiber
  5. Quinoa is rich in B vitamins and iron
  6. Quinoa is low in glycemic index

Here is what we don’t like about this product –

  1. Does not taste like pasta, more like a rice noodle

Overall, I think it is worth a try! It may work well in oriental recipes which use rice noodles!

Disclaimer – I have not received any sponsorship or free samples of product from Andean Dream for writing this review. For complete nutritional information and other products, visit Andean Dream’s website.
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2 comments

  1. What an interesting product. I’ve never tried quinoa pasta before, though we’ve had a bit of luck with quinoa. My younger son (age 11) actually loved a recipe I recently created for Crunchy Quinoa with Almonds and Apricots (I blogged about it on 12/23/2009). I think the flavor key with quinoa is to rinse it really well before cooking to remove some of the bitter flavor.

  2. What an interesting product. I’ve never tried quinoa pasta before, though we’ve had a bit of luck with quinoa. My younger son (age 11) actually loved a recipe I recently created for Crunchy Quinoa with Almonds and Apricots (I blogged about it on 12/23/2009). I think the flavor key with quinoa is to rinse it really well before cooking to remove some of the bitter flavor.

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