How can we remove the impurity in quinoa


Quinoa (also name as chenopodium quinoa or kinwa ) is a flowering plant in the amaranth family. It is an herbaceous annual plant grown as a grain crop primarily for its edible seeds. Quinoa is not a grass, but rather a pseudo cereal botanically related to spinach and amaranth .
Quinoa originated in the Andean region of northwestern South America, It is the main traditional food of the Inca indigenous people and has a planting history of 5,000-7,000 years.. Because of its unique rich and comprehensive nutritional value, it has nurtured the Inca nationality, which the ancient Incas called the “mother of food”.
Quinoa has a very rich nutritional value. It provides dietary fiber, B vitamins, protein, and dietary minerals in rich amounts above those of wheat, corn, rice, or oats, and It is gluten-free. It is a whole-nutrition complete protein alkaline food. The endosperm accounts for 68% of the seeds, and has nutritional activity. The protein content is as high as 16%-22%. The quality is comparable to that of milk powder and meat. Contains a variety of amino acids, including all the essential amino acids necessary for the human body.

At the same time, it is rich in lysine and High mineral nutrient content of Calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, iron, zinc, selenium, manganese, copper and other minerals .It also rich in unsaturated fatty acids, flavonoids, B vitamins and vitamins. E, cholesterol is 0, no gluten, low fat, low calorie (305kcal /100g), low-glycemic (GI glycemic value 35, low-glycemic standard of 55), almost the best in common foods.
High quality quinoa as the cooking material ensures a good test of delicious food. In the quinoa processing, a high-quality color sorter  is indispensable. Because raw quinoa, same as wheat, rice, barley, sorghum, etc., which contain many hetero-chromatic granules, moldy granules as well as foreign items. Which need to be rejected by a color sorter machine to reduce the harm to the human body, the use of a color sorter machine will not reduce the nutrient content of quinoa itself, recognize and pay attention to color sorting process can effectively reduce the impurity and enhance the nutritional value of quinoa.

It is very important to choose a good color sorting machine. The SKY GM Series color sorting machine adopts excellent industrial professional CCD sensor and international standard billion-pixel high-speed scanning imaging system, which enable machine do an accurate job to identify & reject out the dark, white, moldy and other heterochromatic particulate impurities . Help customers improve product quality and bring them much higher economic efficiency.


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Vivian Lee
Color Sorter Specialist

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