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 –
- USDA certified organic
- Gluten free
- No saturated fat or trans fats, no cholesterol
- 6 g protein per serving, 3 g fiber
- Quinoa is rich in B vitamins and iron
- Quinoa is low in glycemic index
Here is what we don’t like about this product –
- 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.