Bob's Red Mill Organic Red Quinoa, part of the Grains of Discovery line, is a beautiful vibrant red whole grain. Pronounced "keen-wa," this ancient "grain" Is actually a seed hailing from the Andes Mountains. It is so simple to prepare and versatile: use as a side dish, in soups, salads, pilafs, or homemade granola bars! Quinoa is a complete protein, offering the amino acids essential to life. Our quinoa has been rinsed and air-dried to remove the naturally-occuring bitter saponins. Certified organic by QAI. Like all of our gluten free-labeled products, this product is processed in a dedicated gluten free facility and R5-ELISA tested to confirm its gluten free status.