Frequently asked Questions
Why can’t I buy Nature’s Qu Quinoa products in a retail store?
Nature’s Qu Quinoa Cereal, Bars, Cookies and Smoothie Mix are made from premium ingredients and without any stabilizers, fillers or artificial flavours, sweeteners or preservatives. Because of what is not in our products, we cannot offer a long enough shelf life for most retailers. By selling our gourmet, made-to-order products to you directly, we can ensure that you are getting the freshest, handmade products delivered right to your door.
What is the shelf life of Nature’s Qu products?
Nature’s Qu Quinoa Cereal and Quinoa Smoothie Mix each have a shelf life of 6 months (stored in a cool, dry place). Nature’s Qu Quinoa Bars and Quinoa Cookies are baked fresh to order. Our Quinoa Bars should be refrigerated for optimum freshness and consumed within 1 month. Our Quinoa Cookies have a shelf life of 1 month (stored in a cool dry place) and can be refrigerated for up to 1 month. Both our Quinoa Bars and Quinoa Cookies can be frozen for up to 2 months.
What is the cost for delivery?
All orders over $75.00 (pre-tax) are delivered free of charge. We offer a flat rate shipping charge of $9 (plus tax) on online orders under $75.00 (pre-tax). For international orders, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are Nature’s Qu products really gluten-free?
Yes, all of our Nature’s Qu products are gluten-free. That means that neither our products nor the ingredients in our products have come into contact with any gluten-containing sources (a form of cross-contamination). All of our products are prepared in a dedicated gluten-free facility and have undergone laboratory testing for the presence of gluten.
There are a lot of gluten-free products on the market these days. What’s so special about the
Nature’s Qu line-up?
Many manufacturers of gluten-free products use rice and corn because they are the cheapest gluten-free grains. They also typically use a significant amount of refined sugar and fat in place of gluten. Usually, fat and sugar are the first two ingredients in such products. (This is why gluten-free does not mean “healthy,” and why many people gain weight when they go on a gluten-free diet.)
All of our Nature’s Qu products are quinoa-based. A staple for almost 5000 years, quinoa is a gluten-free grain that has been referred to as a “superfood” because it is rich in calcium, protein and iron. It contains all 8 essential amino acids and is a good source of vitamin E and several B vitamins.
Our Nature’s Qu line-up features fruit-sweetened Quinoa Cereal, a Quinoa Smoothie Mix that has no sweetener, Quinoa Bars that are sweetened with low-glycemic agave nectar and Quinoa Cookies with only 7 grams of brown sugar per cookie. We use pure ground Madagascar vanilla in our Bars and Cookies. And, our products are incredibly versatile – taking you from breakfast right through to dinner with several healthy, tasty and guilt-free options.
Why are all of the dried fruits at the top of my bag of Nature’s Qu Quinoa Cereal?
The contents of a (360-gram) bag of Nature’s Qu Quinoa Cereal shift in transit, with the dried fruits working their way up to the top of the bag. On the back label of the bag, we recommend that you mix the contents when you first open the bag to evenly distribute the fruits and seeds amongst the grains before first use.
How does Nature’s Qu Quinoa Smoothie Mix compare to the protein powders already on the market?
As whey powder is derived from dairy, most protein powders contain at least some lactose. Some whey-based protein powders can be hard to digest and some forms of whey powder are high in cholesterol. Nature’s Qu Quinoa Smoothie Mix is dairy and lactose-free so there is no whey in it. Also, several commercial protein powders contain a lot of salt, fillers (i.e., carrageenan, a thickening agent), and artificial colours, flavours and sweeteners.
Our Nature’s Qu Quinoa Smoothie Mix contains no cholesterol, salt, soy, fillers or artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners. It is also vegan and offers a grainy texture instead of the chalky, gritty taste of some whey powders. In addition to all 8 essential amino acids, the gluten-free grains in our Quinoa Smoothie Mix naturally contain iron, calcium, fibre, several B vitamins and vitamin E. The seeds in our Quinoa Smoothie Mix are rich in unsaturated fat and vitamin E, and contain B6, zinc, copper, iron, potassium, phosphorous, selenium and magnesium.