Is Trader Joe’s responsible for single-handedly ushering in the modern era of ancient grains? WE would never make such an assumption, but judging by the amount of quinoa that travels out our doors each year, whomever is responsible must have been sending people to Trader Joe’s in search of their ancient grain “fix.” And the interesting thing here is that what at first might have seemed like a fad has now proven itself a way of life. Quinoa is here to stay, and Trader Joe’s has plenty of it!
We love quinoa in so many forms, and so we offer our pre-washed quinoa in several color selections. On our grocery shelves, you’ll find Trader Joe’s Organic Tricolor Quinoa, Organic White Quinoa, and Organic Red Quinoa. While the Red and White are self explanatory, the Tricolor is a blend of red, black, and golden quinoa whose appearance is mighty impressive. All of these heirloom varieties are grown in the Andes, on the edge of the Bolivian Salt Flats, at an elevation of about 13,000 feet, then packed just for us. The different colors don’t much change the flavor, so you can expect the mild, nutty flavor that’s characteristic of this grain in every bite, no matter which color you choose.
Because you’re buying it from Trader Joe’s, you can also expect a great price. We’re selling each one pound resealable bag of Organic White Quinoa or Organic Tricolor Quinoa for $4.99, and each one pound resealable bag of Organic Red Quinoa for $5.99, every day. You’ll find them in our grocery aisle.