Traidcraft Fair Trade & Organic Penne Pasta. Traidcraft's Fair Trade & Organic pasta is made in Italy from durum wheat and fairly traded quinoa flour, a traditional cereal grown on the high slopes of the Andes in South America.
Cooking Instructions: Boil water in a pan, adding salt and oil as desired. Add the pasta and bring to the boil before lowering the heat and allowing it to simmer uncovered for 9 minutes. Drain, serve and enjoy!
The farmers who produce the quinoa used in Traidcraft's pasta are members of Anapqui. Anapqui is the umbrella organisation of seven regional cooperatives. Most producers also cultivate potatoes and beans for the own families and keep llamas or sheep. Anapqui pays them a good price and this helps them to stay in their home area when others have to migrate in search of a better income. The main variety of quinoa sold by Anapqui is called Quinoa Real. It is cultivated at an altitude of 12,000 feet near the Uyuni salt lake, the largest salt lake in the world, and an old volcano cone, which influence the conditions of the soil in the region. These soil properties together with the altitude and sunshine give the quinoa a high nutritional value.
Traidcraft is one of the UK's leading suppliers of fair trade food and organic food. We work directly with farmers and suppliers from all corners of the globe to provide produce that tastes good and helps change lives. We are passionate about fair trade food and believe that we can "fight poverty through trade".
Ingredients: Durum Wheat Flour (80%), Quinola Flour (20%).
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