Quinoa, the Peruvian / Bolivian Inca “mother grain,” has been an organic dietary staple for centuries. It’s easy to see why. Quinoa is:


High in fiber

A source of Omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants

Packed with protein (1 cup contains 8g)

A source of all 9 essential amino acids (including those your body doesn’t produce on its own.)

They don’t call quinoa a ‘superfood’ for nothing.

But wait…neither Peru nor Bolivia is in the Mediterranean. Why is quinoa in many of our dishes at Nanoosh?

The Best of the Old and New Worlds

Nanoosh has always been committed to carefully sourcing only the best ingredients from all over the world; it’s part of our signature New Authentic Mediterranean Approach. Since day one, our primary goal has been to offer you fresh, healthy, organic meals—crafted to perfection. Quinoa fits the bill, and then some.

Packed with flavor and nutrition, and versatile enough to be used in any number of traditional Mediterranean dishes, we knew right away that quinoa belonged alongside our signature Mediterranean ingredients. And we were right.

Quinoa Invasion

In the past decade, since we pioneered using this superfood in our Mediterranean fusion dishes, quinoa has become one of the hottest organic ingredients around. Ten years ago, no one could pronounce quinoa. Now you can’t go to a health-focused restaurant without seeing this wonderful grain at the forefront of its menu.

Quinoa can be used in all kinds of dishes: think blueberry pancakes, muffins, omelets, enchiladas, and even chili. We’re proud to have lead the charge to bring this healthy, organic, gluten free, alternative grain into your everyday meals.

Quinoa in the Mediterranean

Our Powerfood Plates were designed with quinoa’s versatility and health benefits in mind. Mix your quinoa with chicken shawa, or try our Mediterranean beef. The choice is yours—and delicious either way.