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The Incas called quinoa “the mother of all grains.” They held the crop to be sacred and would have their emperor sow the first seeds of the season using golden tools.
Quinoa has such high nutritional content that NASA was considering including it in the astronauts’ diet aboard space flights.
[We have a special blog for you today -- Jen left a comment on our Facebook Fan Page about having her kids find Fair Trade Certified labels on grocery trips. We loved the idea so much, we asked her to write a full blog!! What a great way to keep the kids engaged and occupied while teaching them about Fair Trade and the world!