Royal Quinoa is a very special variety of quinoa that only grows in the lands surrounding the vast and expansive salt flats of the Salar de Uyuni located in southern Bolivia where it grows at altitudes of up to 4,000m. Royal Quinoa not only survives, but thrives in this truly desolate and inhospitable place where the harsh sun beats down during the day and the icy frost blankets the land overnight.
Quinoa grows annually to a height of between 1-2m and when in bloom bursts into a dazzling array of pink, burgundy, orange, white and yellow colours. Quinoa is technically not a grain or cereal as it is not part of the grass family, though due to its characteristics and uses is considered a “pseudo-cereal”. As part of the amaranth family, quinoa is actually closely related to beetroots and spinach, and you know how healthy those are!