This quinoa comes from the Chimborazo province in Ecuador. The cooperative has several dozen communities of hundreds of farmers who grow and trade quinoa through the cooperative. Quinoa has been cultivated as a food crop for thousands of years. It is sown in November – December and the harvest takes place from March to June, depending on the variety and the altimeters of the farms. This quinoa has a nutty taste and is an excellent substitute for rice, pasta or potatoes. Before preparation, rinse the quinoa again to exclude bitter taste. Use about 75 g per person and add twice as much water or stock. After 10 minutes of gentle cooking, leave the quinoa closed for another 10 minutes.