Ceres Organics Canihua (baby quinoa)
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.
How to use:
You can use these grains in any place where you would normally serve rice, couscous or pasta. Or cook them with plant-based milk for a delicious porridge, and top with fruit, nuts and sweetener or spices of your choice.
Once opened, store in a sealed container in a cool, dry place and keep away from direct sunlight.