Organic Sprouted Quinoa has all the essential amino acids packed into tiny quick cooking seeds. Quinoa was discovered in South America and has spread in popularity to other countries because of its rich nutrition, natural gluten free properties, and its versatile cooking applications. From salads to sides, cooked Organic White Quinoa makes a great addition to any meal. Shelf Life: 6 months if stored in *optimal conditions in the original packaging. *(70 degrees in a dry place.) Sprouting grains helps enhance the already existing nutrient properties of the grains. Some people even find that they are less allergic to sprouted versus traditional. Bread and baked goods have been shown to come out fluffier with sprouted flour vs. traditional.