A bit of history...

Quinoa was first cultivated 5,000 years ago in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Argentina and formed the basic nutrition for the former inhabitants, the legendary Incas. The Incas considered Quinoa as a sacred food, a gift from God. They called it ‘La Chisiya Mama: the mother of all grains.

In 1532 things went downhill for the Incas… Francisco Pizarro, a Spanish explorer, reached the Andes with a small army and within a year destroyed all Quinoa fields; killed the Emperor and forced the Incas into submission. The daily lives of the Incas had always revolved around honoring Quinoa, and under Francisco's rule malnutrition soon became rampant. However, what the Spanish did not know is that Quinoa was still grown – in secret – at altitudes so high that only the natives could reach them...

Quinoa was virtually forgotten about for many centuries, until it was re-discovered in the 1970's.

QUINOA FROM FARM TO (YOUR) FORK

QUINOA RECIPES