The Royal Quinoa
How to Pronounce "Quinoa"
In the Bolivian Altiplano (Highland), at 11.995 feet above sea level, the icy wind, mixed with small particles of salt, is the first impression visitors see of the Salar de Uyuni (Uyuni Salt Flat). This place with its 10.582 km² of extension and where the cold in winter reaches 5º Fahrenheit, is white as snow. Its horizon is so clear and its atmosphere so clean that it is possible to see clearly the earth's curvature. It is in this place, unique in the world, that the Royal Quinoa (Chenopodium Quinoa), the sacred grain of the Incas is born.
Royal Quinoa was qualified as the best plant food for human consumption by the United States Academy of Sciences. It was selected by NASA to be integrated into the Astronauts' diet on long-duration space flights because of its extraordinary nutritional value. Researchers who have studied Royal Quinoa in the last decades have found that its nutritional value compared to breast milk , makes it the most complete food on the planet, far superior to those of animal origin, such as meat, milk, eggs and fish.
Royal Quinoa has the largest (2-3 mm), clear, shiny, pearly and tasty grains. Compared to other varieties of Quinoa, it has a higher nutrient content.
There is only one "Royal Quinoa", and it’s grown on Bolivia’s Altiplano around Salar De Uyuni (Salt Flat).
Pachamama (from the Quechua language) is a Goddess, meaning Mother Earth. The word "Pacha" originally means universe, earth, place or time, while “mama" means mother. Pachamama is sacred, fertile and a source of life that nourishes and cares for all living beings that exist on earth.