Natures Earthly Choices Premium Quinoa is pre-washed to remove the bitter coating that naturally covers the quinoa seed. However, quinoa is an agricultural product and even with the use of modern cleaning equipment and procedures, it is not always possible to remove all foreign material. We suggest that you always rinse and sort your quinoa before cooking. Extremely versatile and easy to prepare, quinoa is great as a side dish mixed with vegetables and seasonings. You can use quinoa in place of rice in almost any recipe. Mixed with a little maple syrup or brown sugar, some fresh fruit and nuts, our quinoa makes a delicious and healthy breakfast cereal. Or add our quinoa to your favorite soup or salad for a gluten-free boost of protein and fiber. You are only limited by your imagination.