LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 6, 2014) - On Thursday, January 2, 2014 Bonappetit.com named Andean Dream's quinoa pasta in their "Best Gluten Free Pastas" list. Andean Dream's products, in addition to being certified gluten-free, are also corn-free and vegan, providing a great-tasting alternative for those avoiding traditional pasta.
"2013 was a banner year for Andean Dream," says founder Ingrid Hirstin Lazcano, recounting their involvement in the United Nations 2013 International Year of Quinoa launch and substantial job creation efforts in the Bolivian Andes Mountains where their select royal quinoa is grown. Others high points were a spot on the popular series "The Doctors," and recognition by Food & Wine magazine. Says Lazcano, "It's clear Andean Dream is becoming a favorite brand across the country, and from California to South America our company couldn't be happier."
Quinoa, considered a "superfood" by nutritionists and touted for its health benefits, has gained worldwide recognition for its unique nutritional completeness. Global production has skyrocketed from 20 tons a year in the 1980s to nearly 100,000 tons annually.
Andean Dream, LLC is a female-owned, fair trade-certified business that manufactures quinoa cookies, pasta and soup mixes. Their products are sold throughout North America in natural health food stores, including Whole Foods, and has recently expanded into Canada, Asia, the Caribbean and Mexico.