Quinoa FAQ’s

Quinoa Facts and FAQ's

Quinoa the Wonder Seed

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Quinoa is a seed that, if not harvested, will sprout a leafy vegetable. While the leaves can be eaten, quinoa is primarily grown for the seeds.  Gluten-free, and easy to digest, quinoa has all the goods that grains and seeds are supposed to have (dietary fiber and so on). The real kicker though? Quinoa has the highest protein levels (up to 20%) of all the cereals -- pseudo or otherwise. Source... cookthink.com
Quinoa or quinua (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) is native to the Andes Mountains of Bolivia, Chile, and Peru. This crop (pronounced KEEN-WAH), has been called 41 vegetable caviar" or Inca rice, and has been eaten continuously for 5,000 years by people who live on the mountain plateaus and in the valleys of Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Chile. Quinua means "mother grain" in the Inca language. This crop was a staple food of the Inca people and remains an important food crop for their descendants, the Quechua and Aymara peoples who live in rural regions.

Quinoa is a highly nutritious food. The nutritional quality of this crop has been compared to that of dried whole milk by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. The protein quality and quantity in quinoa seed is often superior to those of more common cereal grains (Table 1). Quinoa is higher in lysine than wheat, and the amino acid content of quinoa seed is considered well-balanced for human and animal nutrition.  Source... Purdue University

Gluten-free treats made with 100% organic quinoa flour at your fingertips...

Our bakery products are special because we bake with 100% quinoa flour and high quality, all natural ingredients. Quinoa is highly nutritious, packed with protein and fiber, and so much more. In addition, we create delicious frosting and glazes that don't break the calorie bank. We know that quality and flavor trumps mounds of frosting and unnecessary ingredients. Your objective is to eat healthier and enjoy satisfying treats. Our objective is for you to eat and enjoy healthier treats. So.... we're on the same page!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect from my experience with Quinoa Esta Bakery?
Expect delicious goodies made with all natural ingredients, great customer service and a positive experience.

How can I contact Quinoa Esta Bakery?
You can email us at customerservice@quinoaesta.com, or give us at call at (602) 795-8802. We are open Tuesday - Saturday 10am to 6pm Arizona time.

Who is the shipping carrier?
All orders are shipped via United States Postal Service. Please contact us for further information.

What are your shipping options?
Our standard shipping method is shipped USPS regular mail unless otherwise requested. Call us to make faster delivery arrangements.

Does USPS require a signature for delivery?
No, a signature is not required but may be requested. Please contact Customer Service at 602 795-8802 or customerservice@quinoaesta.com to request a signature. Note that there is an additional USPS charge when a signature is requested.

Do you ship to PO Boxes?
Yes, we can ship our ready to bake items such as the brownie and pancake mixes to your PO Box. We can also ship the Finger Lickin' Nuts to a PO Box. A physical street address is required for all delivery items. To ensure delivery, please be certain to include suite and apartment numbers.

Do you ship to Military addresses?
For questions and help with special US shipments please contact Customer Service.

Do you ship to the entire United States?
We are currently shipping within the boundaries of the United States. We will be expanding shipping to include international service in the very near future. Please contact Customer Service at 602 795-8802 or customerservice@quinoaesta.com for further assistance.

When will my order ship?
Orders received will be shipped within 24 hours of order receipt excluding weekends and holidays. We will promptly notify you by email if there will be any shipping delays.

Where are the orders shipped from?
All of our products ship from our distribution center in Phoenix, AZ.

When will I receive my order?
Depending on where the items are being shipped, the arrival date will vary. Please refer to the USPS zone map for specific delivery information. Typically mail arrives within 3-4 days.

Will I receive an email notification when my order ships? Can I track my package?
Yes, if you have provided a valid email address you will receive an email notification from USPS with your order tracking number.

I just placed an order online. How do I know my order was received?
After your order has been placed you will receive an email from Quinoa Esta confirming your order.

Where do I find nutritional information on the products?
For nutritional information on any of our products, please feel free to email Customer Service at customerservice@quinoaesta.com

How long do the products stay fresh?
The shelf-life varies by product and is influenced by packaging. For freshness and product longevity please feel free to contact Customer Service at customerservice@quinoaesta.com

Do the products need to be refrigerated?
We recommend that you store the banana bread in the refrigerator if they are not going to be consumed right away. You should also store any leftover ready-to-bake items or nuts in the refrigerator.

Can the products be frozen to keep longer?
Yes, we recommend that you enjoy your goodies as soon as they arrive, but they can be frozen. When you are ready to serve, thaw at room temperature for approximately 30-45 minutes.

Do your products contain nuts?
Yes, some of the products do; when they do it is indicated in the product description. People with severe nut allergies should note that nuts are present in our bakery where the products are made.

Are any of your products sugar-free or vegan?
Yes, our Quinoa Banana Bread is sweetened with agave nectar. Our vegan fudgy brownies and our almond blends are vegan.

Are any of your products gluten-free?
Yes all of our items are made with gluten free ingredients. We use 100% quinoa flour to make every product.

Are your products certified Kosher?
No, they are not.

What if I am not satisfied with my product?
If your order has arrived damaged, or if you are dissatisfied for any reason, please contact Customer Service at 602 795-8802. We believe in 100% customer satisfaction and will work with you to ensure that you are happy with your Quinoa Esta Bakery purchase.

Quinoa Esta Products

BAKERY FRESH

  • Raspberry Shortbread Bars
  • Fudgy Brownies
  • Dark Chocolate Bundt Cake
  • Lemon Drop Bundt Cake
  • Tangerine Mini Cakes
  • Brownie Rounds Drizzled with Ganache
  • Snickerdoodle Cookies
  • Banana Bread with Flax & Sweetened with Agave
  • Fudgy Brownie Lollipops
  • Finger Lickin' Nuts
  • And More!

 

DRY MIXES

  • Fluffy Cloud Pancake Mix with Flax
  • Country Cornbread Mix
  • Brownie Mix
  • Fruit Cobbler Mix
  • Chicken Fry
  • And More!