01. nutritional value

There are more than 3.000 varieties or ecotypes of quinoa.
The consumption of quinoa goes back thousands of years. In fact, it were the incas, living in South-America who discovered its high nutritional value. They even called quinoa “the mother of grains”. However, technically quinoa is a seed. Nevertheless quinoa is rich in protein, full of vitamins, low in fat and is gluten-free. Moreover, the protein quality is very high thanks to the digestibility and quantity of essential amino acids. Quinoa has a low glycemic index which means it is easily digestible. Perfect for all food lovers and a worthy replacement for rice and couscous. Check the nutritional values of quinoa compared to rice, wheat, soybean, amaranth, spelt, etc.

Furthermore, Ayacucho is a region in Peru known for its top quality quinoa: excellent taste, large grains, beautiful colors, very easy to use in many applications, etc.

02. check our quinoa

quinoa white
you want:

quinoa white

Quinoa comes in various colors. Yet there is no doubt, white quinoa is worldwide the all time classic. The majority of our production is this white delight from the variety "White Junin from Ayacucho".
Solid Food - quinoa white
quinoa red
you want:

quinoa red

Meet the perfect match for all your cold salads. Red quinoa is far more consistent after cooking and makes an interesting base with its nutty flavor. At Solid Food, we use the variety "Red Pasankalla from Ayacucho".
Solid Food - quinoa red
quinoa black
you want:

quinoa black

This not-easy-to-find quinoa has a slightly sweeter taste in comparison with white quinoa. Every bite gives you a little kick as it is blissfully crunchy. In Ayacucho, we usually use the variety "Black Coito".
Solid Food - quinoa red
quinoa tricolor
you want:

quinoa tricolor

Standard or a special consistency just for you, it’s all possible. Our standard tricolor contains 60% white quinoa, 20% red and 20% black. Red, black and tricolor is ideal to bring up colour in blends.

Solid Food - quinoa tricolor

03. our products

Besides quinoa as a dry grain/seed, we also provide other quinoa products. Each one of them easy to use in the kitchen for all kinds of recipes. Quinoa can be used in virtually anything from salads, side dishes, cereals, bars, crackers, snacks, pastas, baked goods, pizza crusts to desserts, and much more. More info on  applications.
All our products are made with 100% traceable quinoa from our farmers in Ayacucho, Peru. 

How do you like your quinoa? 
quinoa burgers, minced meat, precooked quinoa

take a look

quinoa flakes

Our quinoa flakes are from white quinoa grown in Ayacucho, Peru. However, the flakes are produced in Europe and are gluten free. After soaking, the quinoa grains are heated and then flattened to flakes. They can be used in breakfast cereals, energy bars, drinks, purées, pies, cakes, etc. Likewise quinoa, our flakes guarantee a high intake of protein, amino acids and minerals. You'll fall in love with the first bite. 

quinoa flour

Also our quinoa flour is from Peruvian quinoa but the flour is produced in Europe. The grains are milled without heating.
Quinoa flour can be used for binding and thickening and is very suitable in for instance gluten-free bakery products.
It can be used in many applications such as bread, biscuits and cakes, but also in pasta and noodles, soups, drinks, desserts, etc.

Download the 'conventional quinoa flour' product sheet
Download the 'organic quinoa flour' product sheet

puffed quinoa

Likewise our flour and flakes, our quinoa pops are from Peruvian quinoa but the quinoa is puffed in Europe. The whole quinoa grains are puffed by using hot steam and high pressure. Puffed quinoa can be used as a ready-to-eat product in many applications in for instance breakfast cereals or bakery products. It offers a real added value in terms of taste, visual appearance or nutritional value.

products with partners

Together with our partners, we can provide other quinoa products such as pre-cooked quinoa, veggie quinoa burgers, minced meat, ready-to-eat mixes, quinoa dehydrated dishes, etc. 

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plant based burger
breakfast cereal

04. applications

Quinoa: Versatility in Applications

Thanks to the high protein quality, its low glycemic index and the presence of minerals, vitamins and fibers, quinoa is ideal for the development of (gluten-free) products. More info on nutritional value.

Quinoa's potential as an ingredient goes well beyond traditional side dishes. From grain to flour to flakes, you can innovate limitlessly with this tiny seed as an ingredient in an endless variety of on-trend applications.

Quinoa flour and quinoa flakes are highly functional in baked goods and in a variety of food applications such as breakfast cereals and beverages. Quinoa flour can for instance be used to improve the browning of baked goods with a low moisture content, such as cookies and crackers. Quinoa can boost the nutritional value of your products, help develop gluten and allergen-free products, increase visual appeal, and add texture. You can achieve label claims including plantbased, ancient grain, whole grain, non-GMO and glutenfree. Moreover, besides health claims, you can add claims about sustainability and traceability when using quinoa from Solid Food.

A growing number of consumers recognize the benefits of a more plant-based diet. Quinoa is more and more featured on menus thanks to the popularity of bowls, wraps and especially plant-based burgers.

  • Baked goods
    • Bread
    • Pancakes
    • Biscuits
    • Cakes & Muffins
    • Crackers
  • Breakfast
    • Hot & cold cereals
    • Granolas
    • Crackers
  • Plant-based meals
    • Ready meals
    • Salads
    • Meat replacers
    • Pasta
    • Purées
  • Liquid food
    • Non-dairy milks & yoghurts
    • Smoothies
    • Desserts
    • Alcoholic drinks
    • Soups
  • Snacks
    • Energy bars
    • Chocolate
    • Chips

bulk

Hungry like a horse? Then maybe, just maybe our bulk packages will do the trick. Every big bag contains 1 ton of quinoa.

05. packaging options

Solid Food - Packaging options

small pack

Not quite that hungry? Our small bags are the answer, they contain 25 kg or 5 kg of quinoa each. A bit less intense than buying in bulk.  
Solid Food - Small pack

retail

Worked up an appetite? These packages are perfect for grocery stores with its 300gr, 500gr or 1kg of quinoa. Besides quinoa grains, we also offer 'ready-to-eat' quinoa mixes for private label.
Solid Food - Retail

06. certificates

We earned
some certificates.

BRC Agents & Brokers
BRC Food Safety
IFS Food
USDA Organic
PE-BIO-140 (export)
BE-BIO-01 (import)
JAS (Japanese Agricultural Standard)
BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative)
Fair Trade Peru
CO2-neutral ocean transport