Quinta Quinoa has been selected the International Startup of the Year during the VitaFoods Europe Conference in Europe.
It comes shortly after it was selected as one of the top 10 International Innovation Award winners at SIAL.
“What makes our Quinta Quinoa superior is that it has almost twice the protein and four times the mineral levels of standard quinoa, which is considered a superfood in itself,” said company president Jamie Draves of Rockwood, Ont.
“We have started to call it the ‘Super of the Superfoods’,” he said.
Since the launch Quinta Quinoa in early 2016, demand for this quinoa has been strong, and availability has expanded to multiple retail locations across Ontario, he said.
With record yields of 2,000 pounds per acre last year, Quinta is currently the only quinoa brand on the market that has completed the nutritional testing necessary to be able to make the claims of being high in protein, fibre and zinc, and an excellent source of iron and magnesium, and a source of calcium, he said.