Meet Calixto. Head of quality in the coop’s processing plant.
Quinoa comes in as and when cooperants want to sell a bit. Process is then the following: initial sorting to get rid of stones etc, scarified so outer saponin layer can be washed off. Put in washer and then dried outside in sun. Then goes through rotating cylinders that select for grain size. Then via optical selector that gets rid of all remaining foreign material. Finally in a wind machine that gets rid of any remaining dust. Then packed in 25kg bags