Producers and Distributors of Quinoa in Spain - Algosur

Producers and Distributors of Quinoa in Spain

Algosur, more than a decade ago, opted for an independent line of research to develop and support the implementation of the crop in the Guadalquivir Valley area. After the persistent commitment to such implementation, it is the only company in Spain that has been able to adapt quinoa to the agro-climatic characteristics of Andalusia, producing extensively efficiently, achieving an integral commercial grain of great biological quality.

Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) is a grain that provides proteins and compounds that are superior in quality to traditional cereals. Currently it has been defined as a “superfood”… suitable for coeliacs due to the absence of gluten. In addition, it is ideal for vegetarians, vegans, athletes and diabetics due to its low glycemic index. It contains all the essential amino acids, which makes it one of the most complete foods.

Our quinoa, which stands out for being integral (Whole grain), saponin-free, high in fiber and antioxidants as it does not have to be peeled like the rest of the quinoas, with exceptional behavior in transformation: flours, pasta, prepared dishes, frozen etc having had a notable acceptance in all the tests in which its organoleptic and conservation qualities have been highly valued.

Algosur sells conventional white, organic white and red quinoa in different formats (1,000 kg big bags, 25 kg bags, 1-3 kg packages, 250 gr to 500 kg packages).

Producers and Distributors of Quinoa in Spain - Algosur

After years of research, Algosur has been able to adapt quinoa varieties to our climate, achieving not only high yields but also the reliability in terms of supply and quality that the market demands. This integrated project allows transformers and consumers to supply themselves with raw material produced in Spain.

quinoa classes

  • conventional white
  • organic white
  • Roja


Tenemos la fábrica acondicionada para envasar en los siguiente formatos:

  • Big bag de 1.000 kg
  • Sacos de 25 kg
  • Paquetes de 1-3kg
  • Paquetes de 250 gr a 500 kg

The mother of all cereals, Inca rice, superfood, mother cereal, the sacred grain, these have been some of the many names that this originally Andean grain has taken: quinoa. Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd) is an amaranthaceous plant widely cultivated in Andean and subtropical areas around 7,000 years ago that has been recognized for centuries as an important food crop among Andean peoples and recently by other peoples in Europe and North America. Its history and its nutritional characteristics led the FAO to name 2013 as the international year of quinoa. What makes this grain so special, until now unknown to some, is the significant amount of proteins and bioactive compounds, surpassing traditional cereals in biological value. It is a food suitable for celiacs given its high fiber content and the absence of gluten. But also given its characteristics it is an ideal food for vegetarians, vegans, athletes, diabetics.

Contains all essential amino acids:

  • Lysine: Promotes bone growth and development.
  • Arginine: Reduces body fat, better recovery and wound healing and a greater increase in muscle mass.
  • Phenylalanine: It is important in the processes of learning, memory, appetite control, recovery and development of tissues, the immune system, pain control.
  • Methionine: Part of its functions are to remove waste from metabolic processes from the liver, help reduce fat and prevent fat deposits in arteries and in the liver.
  • Histidine: Important in the growth and repair of tissues, in the formation of white and red blood cells. It also has anti-inflammatory properties. For athletes Histidine is an essential amino acid because they experience a high rate of tissue growth and destruction.
  • Tryptophan: Helps control the normal sleep cycle and has antidepressant properties. Athletes use it because it increases somatotropin levels allowing them to gain lean muscle mass. An increase in resistance has also been reported.
  • Leucine: Studies in athletes have reported growth in muscle size and also greater endurance.
  • Valine: Get energy through the muscles in exercise. It enables a positive nitrogen balance and is involved in muscle metabolism and tissue repair.
  • Isoleucine: Can be used to get energy for exercising muscles. Regulates blood sugar and is metabolized for energy in muscle tissue.
  • Threonine: An important component of collagen, dental enamel and tissues. They have also found antidepressant properties.

Nutritional composition

Starch and dietary fiber content around 60% and 13% respectively, oil content between 4.5-8.7%, the proportion of these being: 24% oleic, 54% linoleic and 4% alpha-linoleic. Likewise, quinoa is considered a good source of riboflavin, thiamine, folic acid, alpha and y-tocopherol, as well as having a higher content of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, zinc, potassium and copper compared to other grains.

Gluten free

It also has a lipid content higher than that of cereals and a high percentage of unsaturated fatty acids. High content of dietary fiber and vitamins (A, B2, E). Important source of minerals (calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus).

Components (%) Quinoa Carne Huevo Queso Leche Vacuna Leche Humana
Proteins 13 30 14 18 3,5 1,8
Grasas 6,1 50 3,2 3,5 3,5
Hidratos de Carbono 71
Azúcar 4,7 7,5
Iron 5,2 2,2 3,2 2,5
Calorías 350 431 200 24 60 80
Nutrient Unit Value per 100 gr.
Agua g 13,28
Energy kcal 368
Energy kJ 1539
Proteína g 14,12
Total lipids g 6,07
Cenizas g 2,38
Carbohidratosmpor diferencia g 64,16
Fibra, total doiertaria g 7
Almidón g 52,22
Calcium mg 47
Iron mg 4,57
Magnesium mg 197
Fósforo mg 457
Potasio mg 563
Sodium mg 5
Zinc mg 3,1
Cobre mg 0,59
Manganeso mg 2033
Selenium mug 8,5
Thiamine mg 0,36
Riboflavina mg 0,318
Niacina mg 1520
Ácido pantoténico mg 0,772
Vitamina B-6 mg 0,487
Vitamina C mg 22,39
Folato mug 184
Betaína mg 630,4
Luteína + zeaxantina mug 163
Vitamina E mg 2,44
Tocoferol, beta mg 0,08
Tocoferol, gamma mg 4,55
Tocoferol, delta mg 0,35
Ácidos grasos, total saturados g 0,706
Ácidos grasos, total mono-insaturados g 1613
Ácidos grasos, total poli-insaturados g 3292