Currently, Quinoa (kee-nwa) is mostly produced in Peru and Bolivia, but new regions are increasing their production, such as Ecuador, Argentina, Canada, the EU and also Australia, and experiments are also being conducted in regions such as India, where there would be a huge benefit to people in need there due to the nutritional content of the Quinoa.

Quinoa is truly an ancient grain – it is thought that the inhabitants of the Andean regions began to consume it as many as 4000 years ago, with some evidence that it might have been cultivated even earlier than that – maybe even 7000 years ago.

Quinoa flour is usually used in gluten free baking, where it’s high protein content helps substitute the protein usually found in gluten – it helps bulk out and give shape and rise to bread and other baked goods.

It is Gluten Free and high in proteins.

Quinoa products available:

  • White Quinoa
  • Red Quinoa
  • Black Quinoa
  • Tri-colour Quinoa
  • Quinoa flour
  • Quinoa Flakes
  • Conventional and organic
  • Processed Quinoa such as pre-cooked, pasta, etc.

White Quinoa

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Red Quinoa

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Black Quinoa

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Certifications & Documentation


NPOP & USDA-NOP Organic Certification

ISO 9001:2008 Certification


Kosher / Halal Certified

Standard Documentation:

Certificate of Origin

Third party quality control certificate / inspection report

Shipping documents (Commercial Invoice, Bills of lading, Packing list)

Phytosanitary Certificate

Tariff Codes, Duties and Import Info

Import information for Quinoa

Commodity Code: 1008500000 (source)

10 Cereals
08 Buckwheat, millet and canary seed; other cereals
500000 Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa)

Import Duties for Quinoa

Duties vary based on country of origin and importing country.

Peru > EU/UK: 37.00 EUR / 1000 kg (source)
Bolivia > EU/UK: 37.00 EUR / 1000 kg (source)

Peru > USA: Duty Free (source)
Bolivia > USA: 1.1% (source)

Customs in your country makes the final determination of what the correct rate of duty is for all products imported and you should consult a customs broker or professional to determine the up to date and applicable duties for this product in your country.


Packaging & Shipping

Quinoa Shipping Instructions

Risks: Quinoa has a high risk of damage from humidity during shipping.

Packaging: The recommended packaging is multiwall paper bags, 25kg/50lbs.

Labelling: TradeLink can provide this product with personalized labels.

Shipping: 20ft sea freight dry container, lined with kraft paper or corrugated cardboard and use moisture control packs to absorb condensation during transit.

Quantity per container: 20 metric tonnes (not palletised).

Sample Product Specifications

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Country of Origin: Mainly Peru & Bolivia

Appearance: Quinoa is a small white grain about the size of millet, but flattened with an oval point.

Taste: Characteristic of quinoa with a light delicate nutty taste.

Texture: Hard

Colour: Cream to white

Packaging: 25kg multi ply paper sacks labelled with Packer, Product Description, Net weight, Organic
Certification Details and Lot Number

Typical Analysis:
Purity 99.9%
Minerals or vegetable matter 0.01%
Insect infestation, part of insects Nil

Microbiological Standards:
Moisture 13%max

E.coli <Absent in 10g
Salmonella spp absent in 25g
Yeasts & Moulds 5000 cfu/g max
Total coliforms 1000cfu/g max
TVC 250 000cfu/g max

Nutritional Information (per 100g):
Energy, 1505kj (356cal)
Protein 13.7g
Fat 7.1g
Of which saturates 0.96g
Carbohydrate 64.3g
Of which sugars 3.5g
Sodium Trace
Fibre (Englyst) 13g

Metal Detection: 1.0mm Ferrous, 1.0mm Non Ferrous & 1.5mm Stainless Steel
Shelf Life: 24 months from date of delivery, stored in air cooled, brick built warehouse with appropriate vermin controls in place.

Quality: This product shall be free from live infestation, and evidence of infestation by rodents or birds. It shall not contain pathogens at levels injurious to human health, and will comply with the requirements of the Food Safety Act 1990, and all pertinent regulations made thereunder.

Nutrition Facts for Quinoa



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