Quinoa is the sacred plant of the Incas (the “Mothergrain” – Mother of all seeds), it is a delicious and nutritious, super plant-protein that fed the largest empire in South America. Quinoa is recognized as a super food by NASA, and is the food of astronauts during space missions!


Protein 23 % of your RDA
Fibre 33 % of your RDA
Carbohydrates 5.2% of your RDA
Magnesium 16% of your RDA
Quinoa is a protein-rich seed that acts a lot like couscous or rice! And it’s a complete plant protein. It contains all nine essential amino acids your body needs to function. For 100g of quinoa RDA = Recommended Daily Allowance
Iron 19 % of your RDA
Vitamin B 20 % of your RDA
Fats 7% of your RDA
Cholesterol 0 %
Quinoa has a low Glycemic Index (GI) of 53. So due to its low GI value, the body digests and absorbs it slowly, so only a small increase in blood sugar and insulin levels occurs, therefore your energy is sustained for a longer period of time.
Our Peruvian Quinoa
Our French Quinoa
We pride ourselves on sourcing and producing the finest quinoa-based products available. In 2012, James left the Finance world with the vision of setting up a Fairtrade business. While travelling Peru, he discovered the delights of quinoa and the rich cultivation heritage that goes along with it.


We work with over 1000 smallholder farmers from two different Fairtrade Cooperatives; Coopain and Cagma. Our Organic Fairtrade quinoa is grown by both of these Cooperatives on the Peruvian Altiplano near lake Titicaca.


The environment is at the core of everything we do. This is why all the farmers we work with use no pesticides, chemicals or fertilizers, practice dry agriculture to preserve precious water resources and rotate their crops to allow the land to regenerate post-harvest.


It's important our farmers are looked after and treated fairly. By working with the certified Fairtrade Cooperatives, we guarantee a minimum price for the farmers' crops and pay a fairtrade premium, ensuring that our farmers and their families earn a sustainable income.

Pictured here is James Livingstone-Wallace (Quinola Founder) with Jason Abbott, who we source our wholegrain French quinoa from in the Loire Valley, France.


Our French grown quinoa is the only whole grain quinoa on the market. This whole-grain quinoa is naturally saponin free (saponin is the bitter element found in the husk of other quinoa varieties). Meaning we do not need to remove the outer layer of our whole-grain quinoa, so it has almost double the fibre of your average quinoa variety. Our whole-grain quinoa is also rich in iron and magnesium and is gluten-free.


Our Wholegrain Quinoa is grown in France, in the Loire Valley. The whole adventure started eleven years ago when Jason Abbott embarked on the challenge of growing Peru’s ancient grain in his family’s country: La France. It's been a long process but Jason managed to develop several saponin free quinoa varieties suitable for the French climate.

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