For those of you looking for an alternative to cow’s milk, lost in the long aisles of soy milk, rice milk, almond milk, even hemp milk, looking for just the right one, we have some exciting news.
Fair Trade Certified is exploring quinoa milk, which would be the first non-dairy alternative to bovine milk to contain balanced proteins—meaning all 8 essential amino acids. Quinoa is one of the most nutritious grains available, handed down from the Andes Mountains by the ancient Incans who revered it as sacred, for good reason. Just one cup of quinoa contains 22 grams of protein and, even compared to other grains, is high in fiber and low in carbohydrates. It contains vitamin B12 and nutrients that promote antioxidants and is a significant source of minerals like iron, magnesium, manganese and potassium. Its even gluten free!
So keep your eyes open for Fair Trade quinoa milk in the future, and for now, check out our varieties of certified quinoa grains already on the shelves.