With 90 percent of the world's quinoa grown in South America, The New Zealand Quinoa Co wanted to provide New Zealanders with a locally grown option.

“Our quinoa journey started about 4 years ago over a morning bowl of quinoa porridge and a discussion about our desire to farming for the future. As farmers and parents of young children we care greatly about sustainability and providing healthy, nutritious food,” said Kate Dunlop of The New Zealand Quinoa Co.

Its quinoa is farmed sustainably, is spray free and grown without irrigation. The company also recently picked up two Healthy Guide Awards, winning both the Pantry and Sustainability categories. The quinoa is packaged in a 400g Natural Quinoa Pouch is available in New World, Countdown and speciality stores across the country.