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Frequently asked questions
I don’t have a microwave how can i heat the product?
You can heat the contents of the packs in a saucepan or frying pan with a little water or oil.
Do I need to add anything to the Express product?
No, they are all ready to eat. You just have to heat them up in a pan or a microwave. You can also have them cold in a salad. We like to add protein like chicken or veggies to ours to make a more filling meal but they are great on their own too.
Are your pouches recyclable?
Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be a sustainable solution for our packets as they need to be heated at high temperatures, as well as keep the food in there from spoiling. In terms of the carbon impact of the pouch, it is much lower than glass or plastic and card. We are always looking for alternatives and will continue to work with suppliers for a solution.
Where does your quinoa come from?
Our quinoa in the Organic Express pouches is sourced directly from cooperatives in Peru. We have been working with the same farms for 10+ years and know the farmers and their families well. Quinoa in the Whole Grain pouches is sourced from the Loire Valley in France. Jason has been working in developing the right quinoa for the French conditions for 15+ years and is an expert when it comes to quinoa!
Are they vegan?
Yes, all our products are certified vegan
Are they gluten-free?
Yes, quinoa is naturally gluten-free and our products are cooked and packaged in a protective environment free from allergens.
Can you freeze your express pouches?
We don’t recommend freezing the pouch itself, however you can remove the contents from the pack and store in the freezer if you wish. All our products have long shelf lives so you should be able to keep and enjoy for a long time.
Why is there salt in the nutritional values but you say that the products have no added salt?
There is naturally occurring salt in the quinoa and vegetables.
Why should I eat these over rice packs?
Quinoa is more nutritionally dense than rice. It is a slow release carb which means that it doesn’t spike your blood sugars and keeps you full for longer. This makes it perfect for diabetics, athletes and those wanting to control their weight.
Where can i buy your products from?
We are now able to supply direct so you can shop here or find our full list of stockists https://quinola.com/pages/where-to-buy-quinoa