Sourced from Peru, our quinoa has a shelf life of 24 months minimum from the date of manufacture and is 100% quinoa and 99.9% pure.
The quinoa seed is a flattened, small round bead, beige in colour with a sweet/bitter taste. The product has no off-tastes or off-smells associated with it.
Extraneous vegetable material makes up <0.1% with discoloured seeds (smaller than ½) seeds/kernels 0.01%, broken seeds <0.01% and white quinoa <0.05%. The product is free from glass, metal, plastic, wood, stones and mud balls.
Packaged in 20kg and 25lb paper bags featuring the company name, product name, lot number, pack weight, BBE date, country of origin and country of processing, the product should be stored in a cool and dry place below 15˚C.
The microbiological unit and chemical specification is*:
- Aerobic plate count (TVC) <1,000 cfu/g
- Aflatoxin B1 <2 µg/kg
- Cadmium <0.1 ,g/kg
- E.coli <100 cfu/g
- Moisture <14%
- Moulds <10,000 cfu/g
- Salmonella Absent in 25g
- Sum of Aflatoxin (B1, B2, G1, G2) <4 µg/kg
- Sum of pesticide is in line with current EU legislation (No. 396/2005)
- Yeasts <1,000 cfu/g
* The above specification was correct at the time of publishing but should be used as guidance only. For the current specification please contact us.
Please note: We recommend further testing before a ‘free from’ guarantee is made as we cannot guarantee our products have no minor traces from cultivation or transport contamination.