Quinoa (pronounced keen-wa), an ancient food of the Incan civilization, has been referred to throughout history as the "Mother Seed." It was a staple of the people of the mountainous Andes regions of Bolivia, Peru and Chile for over 5,000 years. Vigo Tri-color Quinoa includes three different varieties of quinoa, each with its own benefits and qualities, creating the perfect blend together. Light, delicate and somewhat nutlike in taste, quinoa cooks up fluffy and adds texture and crunchiness to dishes. Not only high protein, it includes many essential amino acids and fiber. Quinoa is versatile and can easily be used in place of other grains in most recipes including sweetened porridge for breakfast, in salads or in rich stews or soups with meats and vegetables. It's no wonder it is considered by many to be the perfect food.