CHICAGO — Near East has launched Quinoa Blends in two flavors: rosemary and olive oil, and roasted red pepper and basil. The new products, which are a blend of quinoa and brown rice, have 7 to 8 grams of protein and 34 grams of whole grain per one-cup serving.

“Thanks to Americans’ ever-evolving palate and search for wholesome and unique foods, quinoa is emerging from an unfamiliar grain to being sought after in stores,” said Tania Haladner, senior marketing manager of Near East. “Near East Quinoa Blends deliver great meal options that bring something new to the table without adding to your time in the kitchen.”

Near East Quinoa Blend products have a suggested retail price per box of $2.99.