Quinoa Chips

Quinoa ChipsDid you know quinoa chips are one of the fastest growing snack categories in America?

These veggie snacks are gluten free, extremely high in protein, low sodium, and very low in sugar …


But before we explore more about the world of quinoa chips, let’s back up a little …

What Is Quinoa?

Pronounced “KEEN-wah”, quinoa is a flowering plant that is grown for its edible seeds. Native to coastal regions of South America in and around the Andes Mountains, it is still grown there due to favorable conditions …

When quinoa is harvested, the stalks and seeds are dried out until almost all moisture is evaporated. The seeds are then processed into usable, edible forms by removing the somewhat bitter outer husk. Examples of some end products include quinoa pasta and in this example, quinoa chips …

Although most of the world’s quinoa crop is grown in South America, the plant is now grown in over 50 countries, including higher altitude areas of the United States. Colorado is the nation’s most prolific quinoa growing state.

Quinoa Chips: Taste and Nutrition

When baked into chip form, quinoa offers a mild, crispy taste. The grain itself, and the chips, are excellent sources of B vitamins, magnesium, zinc, and protein …

These chips are generally made by toasting the seeds and combining them with spices and a bit of water. The mixture is blended together until a batter forms. The batter is then rolled out evenly and cut into chip form, then baked for a short period of time.

Much like standard chips, quinoa chips are available in several different flavor profiles, from mild and slightly salted to robust and spicy. They stand up well to spreadable dips and are an excellent gluten free snack …

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