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Spotlight on: Quinta Quinoa

February 23 Laura Ward

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‘Healthier today than yesterday’ is the mantra that the Quinta team strives for with their high nutrient Quinta Quinoa products.

After learning the story of how this Guelph-based start-up company began, it became clear to the Localize team that Quinta Quinoa has an authentic passion for nutrition and quality. After losing a third of his pancreas to idiopathic pancreatitis, President and CEO of Quinta Local Superfoods Inc. and Katan Kitchens, Jamie Draves, developed a diet consisting mainly of Superfoods. Quinoa was essential in this diet, which drove his passion and pursuit to develop a local quinoa with the highest nutritional value in the world.

What we love is that Jamie didn't just choose to dedicate his career to this ancient Inca grain; he and his team are committed to producing the highest nutritional quality quinoa product on the market, and it’s all grown in Ontario.



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Katan Kitchens, the research firm devoted to the development of Quinta Quinoa, along with researchers at the University of Guelph, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and a number of other organizations, have committed over five years to developing a unique seed through natural breeding (non-GMO). This, in combination with the nutrient-rich soils of Ontario, have resulted in Quinta Quinoa nutrient levels being 2-4 times higher than quinoa from South America. Quinta Quinoa is the only quinoa on the market that qualifies for the 6 nutrient content claims listed below.


Check out the nutritional claims to fame for Quinta Quinoa!

  • High in Protein
  • High in Fibre
  • High in Zinc
  • Excellent Source of Iron
  • Excellent Source of Magnesium
  • Source of Calcium


Quinta Quinoa is available in stores across Ontario including The Mustard Seed, Lococo’s and select Sobey's locations. Click here to find a retailer near you!  

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