Innovative Quinoa Ingredients

There are many ways to incorporate nutritious quinoa ingredients into food products. At GreenFood50 we never stop innovating and keep developing high-tech quinoa ingredients such as a starch rich flour, protein rich flour, crisps, flakes and puffs using mild and sustainable processes.

GreenFood50 Quinoa Ingredients

Allergen, Gluten & GMO Free

Quinoa is naturally free from gluten and other EU-14 allergens. Our quinoa seeds are non-GMO and are grown without pesticides.

Nutritional Quality

Quinoa contains all 9 essential amino acids, unsaturated fatty acids (omega-3, 6 and 9), is a source of fibre & is rich in vitamins and minerals.

Technical Know-How

We apply the latest technological insights, thanks to years of collaboration and co-creation with universities and companies.

Locally Grown Quinoa Seeds

Quinoa cultivation in the Netherlands
Quinoa cultivation in the Netherlands

Locally grown, non-bitter quinoa forms the basis of our innovative quinoa ingredient portfolio. We use new quinoa varieties developed by the Wageningen University & Research which have a low saponin content (<0.11%). Because of this, no polishing and washing steps are needed, preventing a loss of nutrients. The low saponin quinoa is cultivated without pesticides and is purified with high-end optical technology.

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About GreenFood50

GreenFood50, based in Wageningen (The Netherlands), is market leader in innovative quinoa ingredients for tasty, sustainable, affordable & healthy food for a growing world population.

Our quinoa ingredients are applied in sports & active nutrition, bakery products, infant nutrition, healthy bars, snacks, pastas, sauces, beverages, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free products. They are also used on a daily base at the Dutch Olympic training centre.

Our close co-operation with Wageningen University & Research and other leading universities and international research organizations, ensure that the latest technologies and know-how are applied. Our quinoa ingredients are produced with GreenFood50 proprietary technologies in FSSC22000/IFS Food certified production units. GreenFood50 is also NL-BIO-01 SKAL certified for the supply of organic food ingredients.


GreenFood50 in Future Protein NL publication

15 February 2022

The ‘Future Protein NL’ publication aims to inspire and inform people about what is going on in the Netherlands in the field of alternative proteins. We are proud that we could share our expertise in one of these interviews.

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