Quinoa Price Comparison Chart
Where are the best places to purchase quinoa? Here is a chart so you can see for yourself.
| || Cost per Package||Size of Package|
No. of Servings
(1/4 cup, dry)
| Cost per Serving*||Comments|
|supermarket||$4.39 - $5.49 || 12 oz.|| 7.5||$0.59 - $0.73 ||organic |
|local natural foods store #1||$4.45 ||bulk || 10/lb.|| $0.45 ||"regular" organic quinoa|
|local natural foods store #1||$4.85 ||bulk ||10/lb. || $0.49 ||red quinoa, organic|
|local natural foods store #1|| $4.85||bulk || 10/lb.|| $0.49||black quinoa from Bolivia, organic |
|local natural foods store #1|| #11.99|| 26 oz.|| 16||$0.75 ||organic |
|national natural foods store #1||$3.99 ||16 oz. ||11 ||$0.36 ||organic |
|membership warehouse club||$9.35 ||4 lbs. ||42 ||$0.22 ||organic |
|farmers market||not available || || || || |
* NutritionBudgeteer.com determined the prices given here by reviewing food products at Mid-Atlantic supermarkets or stores in March 2011. If an item was found to be on sale, it is noted. Food items are either “store brand” or “branded” products. The later refers to nationally available branded products. The prices you find may vary, depending on your location and retailer.
Dr. Barb's Analysis: Although you have to buy a large quantity, the 4 pounds of quinoa at a membership warehouse store offers the best value, at $0.22 per serving. Quinoa should keep at least a year. For best storage, put quinoa in a sealed glass or plastic container with a tight fitting lid. Store in a cook, dry, and dark place. Quinoa can keep for greater than one year if it is stored as just described and kept away from sunlight and heat.