Prepare for the Future with Quinoa Barter Bricks, the most nutrient dense superfood on the market packaged as Long Term Food Storage in a convenient to carry and store Brick. Consume or trade it when you need it most!
Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is a flowering plant native to the Andean region of South America. It is primarily grown for its edible seeds, which are rich in protein, fiber, and various nutrients. Quinoa is often considered a pseudocereal because it is not a true cereal or grain, but it is used in a manner similar to grains. The quinoa seeds come in various colors, including white, red, and black. Quinoa is valued for its nutritional content, as it is a complete protein source, meaning it contains all nine essential amino acids that the human body cannot produce on its own. This makes quinoa a particularly important food source, especially for people following vegetarian or vegan diets. Quinoa has a light, fluffy texture and a slightly nutty flavor. It can be used in a variety of dishes, such as salads, soups, and side dishes, and can also be ground into flour for use in baking.
The shelf life of quinoa can vary depending on storage conditions. In general, if stored properly, quinoa has a relatively long shelf life.
Uncooked quinoa: If stored in a cool, dry place in an airtight container, uncooked quinoa can last for a long time, typically up to 2-3 years.
Cooked quinoa: Cooked quinoa, when stored in the refrigerator, is usually best when consumed within 3-5 days. To extend its shelf life, you can freeze cooked quinoa in a sealed, airtight container or plastic bag for up to 8-12 months.
Vacuum Sealed Quinoa: Vacuum sealing uncooked Quinoa can increase its life span by several years. The amount of oxygen removed during the vacuum process, type of bag it is sealed in, and the use of oxygen absorbers determine the number of years the life span of Quinoa can be extended. Typically, a vacuum sealed clear bag will last up to 10 years while a vacuum sealed Mylar bag with Oxygen Absorbers will last up to 30 years if stored in a cool, dry place.
The 7th Seed Vacuum Sealed Barter Bricks have been vacuumed to a 99% vacuum in contrast to the usual 50% vacuum achieved by a standard household vacuum sealer. This ensures that our Quinoa stays fresher for longer. If stored in a cool, dry place, it will last up to 10 years or more as long as the vacuum seal remains unbroken.
Mylar Sealed Quinoa: Sealing uncooked Quinoa in Mylar bags with Oxygen Absorbers will drastically increase its life span up to 30 years if stored in a cool, dry place.
The 7th Seed Quinoa is technically not organic due to an application of fertilizer during the growing season. However, our Canadian grown Quinoa is non-GMO, Kosher, grown without the use of any glyphosates, and every seed lot is cleaned, tested, and traceable to the field it was grown in, ensuring it is a superior product even for those with sensitivities to various chemicals use to grow food.
As we experience varying disruptions to the supply chain, increasing inflation, the decline and possible collapse of the US dollar, we may see a time where the tradition of bartering becomes the primary source of purchasing and selling items. Digital currency and electronic money are only usable in a world where the internet and power sources remain uninterrupted. Even the value of gold will eventually decrease to almost nothing in a world that doesn’t have enough food to go around. This is why we created the Quinoa Barter Brick, a bartering item utilizing a commodity that is essential for life, packaged to last, and the single best food for survival.
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