We were recently introduced to Quinta Quinoa, a locally grown, high nutrient, Ontario quinoa product. Quinoa, typically produced in South America, is a protein packed superfood ancient grain. Over the past few years, the popularity of quinoa has exploded around the world as a low carb, vegan protein option. Quinta has spent the past six years developing quinoa as a local superfood crop in North America. Quinta Quinoa is the first locally sourced quinoa to be produced and processed right here in Ontario, opening up a new crop opportunity for Ontario farmers and increasing agricultural diversity in the region.
The use of rich Canadian soils and a proprietary quinoa seed developed in Ontario through natural breeding (non-GMO) makes Quinta Quinoa nutritionally superior, with twice the protein and four times the mineral levels of standard quinoa. It is the only quinoa on the market to achieve six nutrient content claims including High in Protein, Zinc and Fibre, Excellent Source of Iron and Magnesium, and Source of Calcium.
If you’re not already familiar with Quinta Quinoa, we tested out 2 recipes to show you how it can be the perfect food for the busy North American lifestyle. We made a nutritious Pesto Quinta Quinoa Breakfast Bowl, a nice way to kick start any morning, but can also be enjoyed for lunch and dinner. The second recipe we tested was for a crunchy Chocolate Quinta Quinoa Granola, made with uncooked quinoa!
Make sure you check out the Quinta Quinoa Recipes below and enter our Quinta Quinoa Contest (below) for a chance to win 2 of 10 – 400g bag of Quinta Quinoa- shipped to your door.
Quinta Quinoa is now available on Amazon.ca (Link Here) and they are offering an exclusive 25% off code to Good Food Toronto readers. Use Code: “QUINTA17″ (expires Aug. 6, 2017)
[CONTEST NOW CLOSED] Thank you all for entering!
We’re thrilled to be collaborating with Quinta Quinoa- Canada’s SuperFood to give away 10 bags of Quinta Quinoa.
5 lucky winners will receive 2x 400g bags of Quinta Quinoa to cook up their own superfood meals!
HOW TO ENTER
BLOG: Tell us in the comments (below) what you would make with Quinta Quinoa? (Max 1 entry per person in the comments.)
For additional chances to win:
INSTAGRAM: Enter the Quinta Quinoa Contest on our Instagram (Here)
FACEBOOK: Enter the Quinta Quinoa Contest on our Facebook (Here)
TWITTER: Enter the Quinta Quinoa Contest on our Twitter (Here)
- The contest will run from Thursday, July 13th to Sunday, August 6th – 2017 12:00 AM EST
- There will be 5 winners & prizes are not transferrable.
- Maximum entries per person = 5 (1x Blog, 2x Facebook, 2x Instagram, 1x Twitter).
- All winners must be willing to provide their full name, e-mail address and a mailing address.
- The contest is opened to Canadian residents only.
- The winners will be chosen at random.
- The winners will be notified by email or direct message and must respond before the deadline indicated in the email/direct message. Failure to respond timely to the notification will result in forfeiture of the prize and another winner will be chosen.
Good Luck 🙂
Head to Quinta.co for more information on the only Ontario grown quinoa available and be sure to like Quinta Quinoa on Facebook and follow them on LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest for company updates and recipes.