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Quinoa Organic, SuperPail

SKU: DP427
$212.34 - $217.98
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Organic Quinoa, 36 lbs.

Our bulk quinoa is certified organic, triple-cleaned and perfect for baking & cooking purposes. It's pronounced "keen-wah".

Convenient & safe storage

Our quinoa is certified organic and non-GMO, and comes in six-gallon buckets (or pails... another word for the same container), containing 36 lbs. net weight. When you store whole grains, seeds and legumes at home, it needs to be protected in a couple of ways. First, it needs to be protected from a variety of little critters who'd like to get to it before you do. Weevils and rodents, for example. You also need to protect your it from picking up excessive additional moisture, which can be drawn from the atmosphere. The buckets our bulk quinoa comes in provide full protection against these storage risks. They have airtight gasket-sealed lids, Mylar liners, and oxygen absorber packets that remove the oxygen from the air in the bucket after we put the lid on. The O2 absorbers leave an atmosphere of nitrogen in the bucket (because air is mainly oxygen and nitrogen). Our buckets safely lock out pests, and biological processes are put "on hold" in the Mylar protected, oxygen-free nitrogen atmosphere, so your quinoa enjoys complete peace and quiet until you want to use it.

  • “This is the best quality and the best price for quinoa. The way it's packaged the last pail I open is as fresh as the first. Plus Pleasant Hill Grain's customer service is unbelievably excellent. Your sales representatives have a vast knowledge of your products.”

    – Michael M., WI

Beat oxidation

In whole-grain foods, the plant's cellular walls protect nutrients from oxidation. The process of oxidation begins to occur as soon as grain is ground, exposing the cell's contents to oxygen in the air. Flour that is several days (or more) old, has been exposed to oxygen that inevitably diminishes its nutritional value. The way to get full nutrition from whole grain foods is to mill them when you need them, right in your kitchen. Modern high-speed grain mills make it fast and easy to enjoy the freshest, best tasting and most nutritious food imaginable!


All of our grains, seeds and legumes are triple-cleaned to ensure purity and protect your grain mill from any foreign objects. (Quinoa that isn't sufficiently cleaned may contain small stones that will damage or destroy a grain mill... not to mention that you don't want such things in your food!)


All of Pleasant Hill Grain's whole grain products are natural (non-GMO). Also, PHG does not sell any grains, beans, lentils, pulses or seeds sourced from China.

Shelf Life

Our organic quinoa has a shelf life of 10+ years when unopened and stored in a cool, dark, dry environment.

Quinoa Uses & History

Quinoa (chenopodium quinoa), pronounced "keen-wah", is a gluten-free, pseudo-cereal seed native to the Andes Mountains of South America, and it was an energizing staple for the Incas for many generations. They even called it the “mother of all grains”. 

The nutritional benefits of this power-packed seed are becoming widely recognized, and many people on gluten-free or vegan diets choose quinoa over starchier and less-nutritious options.

Quinoa is full of protein! Proteins build and repair tissue and our bodies need a lot of them to stay strong and healthy. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, and there are nine amino acids that our bodies can't produce on their own. Foods that contain all nine of these amino acids are called "complete proteins", and animal proteins such as red meat, eggs and milk are complete proteins, but most plant proteins are incomplete. Quinoa though is a complete protein, and with 18 amino acids it contains more protein than most other grains and pseudo-cereals.

This tiny seed is a rich source of fiber, calcium, manganese, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium, and provides 15% of the recommended daily value of iron. Quinoa contains B vitamins, vitamin A and vitamin E.

You’ll find many shared characteristics between quinoa and amaranth, because they belong to the same plant family. Both are gluten-free seeds that cook quickly, and are complete proteins. While both have a high protein content, quinoa has 8 grams in a 1-cup cooked serving, and amaranth has 9 grams. Both are good sources of iron, but amaranth offers twice as much (5 mg in a 1-cup serving). Both seeds have a mild, earthy flavor, and quinoa is particularly good at taking on the flavor of a dish. Quinoa can be cooked into a soft, fluffy side dish, whereas cooked amaranth has a much wetter consistency and is a bit chewy.

  • “Excellent price, and it tastes wonderful. We don't eat much wheat at our house, but we love quinoa. Great buy.”

    – Jennifer B., IA

Quinoa can be ground into flour, popped, flaked or cooked. Among many other uses, it can be cooked and served hot in breakfast cereals, added to soups and casseroles, or chilled in salads, side dishes and pilafs. The subtle nutty flavor of quinoa pairs well with just about anything!

A natural saponin compound coats quinoa seeds. This coating helps protect the plant from pests and disease. Saponins taste bitter, and some people have trouble digesting them, so many people remove them by rinsing quinoa in a fine mesh strainer. If you do this, be sure the seeds are dry again before running them through a grain mill or flaker.

Phytic acid is an anti-nutrient present in grains, legumes, nuts and seeds that prevents the assimilation of many of the nutrients present in those foods. To reduce most of the phytic acid in quinoa, soak the seeds in whey or another acidic liquid for 24 hours at about 85 degrees before using.

To bake gluten-free recipes, whole quinoa seeds, quinoa flour or flaked quinoa can be combined with other gluten-free grains and seeds such as millet, sorghum, oats and buckwheat to make quick breads and sandwich breads. Other gluten-free flour options include bean flours, coconut flour and nut flours. A variety of binders can help provide structure to gluten-free breads to make them less crumbly. Nutritious binders include eggs, ground flax seedschia seeds and psyllium husk powder.

To cook, simply cover the quinoa with water or broth in a saucepan, simmer for 12-15 minutes and drain excess water.

Additional Options

Pleasant Hill Grain offers over thirty kinds of whole grain products!

Our foods category offers many selections of baking ingredients, delicious dried fruits and vegetables, long-term storable foods, canned meat, fish and poultry, sweeteners and more.

As a whole grains shopper you may also be interested in hand crank and electric grain mills and grain flakers as well as heavy duty Bosch mixers, Ankarsrum (formerly Electrolux) mixersHäussler spiral dough mixers and Famag spiral dough mixers!

Gamma Seal Lids are remarkably practical two-part gadgets that transform standard plastic buckets into rugged, gasketed, resealable storage containers that are both air-tight and water-tight.

Shipping Zones

Please note: The shipping zones below are for the 48 contiguous states. For shipment to AK/HI, please call (866) 467-6123 or email us for a cost quote.

Grain shipping zones

Need a LOT of grain?

When you order a full pallet of grain (36 buckets) or more, you earn a discount of $25 per bucket. And if you order 3 full pallets or more, the discount is $30 per bucket. (See the discount amounts in the table below.) These terms apply to this offer:

  • Your order may consist of a single product, or any combination of these grain, beans, rice, etc.
  • Total quantity must be a multiple of 12. So you can order 36 or 48 or 60 buckets, but not 37 or 55, for example.
  • You must have a quantity of at least 36 buckets, in a total quantity divisible by 12, in your cart for the discount to apply.
  • This offer applies to grain, beans, lentils, rice, or oilseeds (such as flax) that are packaged in buckets.
  • All buckets must be in stock.
  • The order can be delivered in one of two ways:

1.) It can be delivered to a business address with a forklift or dock and which is NOT also a residence. 

2.) OR the order may be picked up at the freight terminal in your area, within 3 business days of arrival. (Storage charges would start after 3 days.)

Bulk Superpail Discount

No. Buckets Bucket Discount Total Discount
36 $25 $900
48 $25 $1200
60 $25 $1500
72 $25 $1800
84 $25 $2100
96 $25 $2400
108 $30 $3240
120 $30 $3600
132 $30 $3960
144 $30 $4320
156 $30 $4680
168 $30 $5040

Orders of 36 buckets or more will receive the discounts above automatically, in your shopping cart. Please give us a call or email if you have any questions!


Organic quinoa.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 c. (45g)
Servings Per Container: 
Amount per serving
Calories 160
Calories from Fat 25
   % Daily
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 9%
Fiber 6.5g 26%
Sugars 1g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2%
Iron 15%

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Gluten FreeYes
Allergen StatementProcessed in facility w/barley, sesame, soybeans, wheat & peanuts
CertificationsUSDA Organic
Product Weight (lbs.)39 lb.
Net Weight36 lb.
Country of ManufacturePeru


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