450g. Referred to as “baby quinoa” due to its size and appearance, canihua (pronounced ka-ni-wah) is the ‘new’ ancient super grain from the Andes. Canihua thrives in high-altitudes and has an equally impressive nutrition profile. It is an excellent source of protein and rich in amino acids such as tryptophan, isoleucine and lysine - vital for tissue growth and development. It also scores exceptionally high in levels of iron, magnesium and calcium.
Naturally gluten-free with low GI, canihua is one of the least allergenic food around. Unlike quinoa, however, canihua is saponin free. Saponin is the coating that gives quinoa a soapy, slightly bitter flavour—if not rinsed properly. This makes canihua easier to prepare. With its small size and mild, nutty flavour, canihua is great served as porridge or added to salads, stir-fries, soups and stews.