Bob’s Red Mill is a familiar brand that most of us have seen in the pantry and baking sections of our grocery stores. The company produces many items, including quinoa. White quinoa, red quinoa and tricolor quinoa – a mix of white, black and red quinoa – are all made by the company. White quinoa is certified gluten-free, kosher, vegan, organic, and non-GMO. As the company notes in a blog post, the quinoa sold by Bob’s Red Mill is also pre-washed. This is preferable because pre-rinsing removes the sometimes bitter coating of quinoa seeds, called saponins.
White quinoa made by Bob’s Red Mill has a 4.9 out of 5 star rating on the company’s website, with compliments on both taste and texture. However, there are less than 100 reviews. On the iHerb grocery site, the Habs has nearly 2,000 reviews, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5.
Bob’s Red Mill reviews of quinoa are generally about price. On Amazon, white quinoa has outstanding reviews for taste and texture, but there are several complaints about price. On this website alone, customers seem to be right. At the time of this writing, a 26-ounce bag of white quinoa from Bob’s Red Mill retails for around $15, while similar products from competitors cost significantly less. The similar product from BetterBody Food is around $8 and the similar product from Baron is around $11. A higher price is the only reason we rank this quinoa below other high-quality products.