Canihua – Chenopodium pallidicaule

Canihua – Chenopodium pallidicaule

Over the high Andean plateau where few crops develop between snowfalls and droughts, the cañihua grows in all its glory, painting the pampas of the highland like an impressionism fresco, with warm colors like scarlet, lilac, emerald, and indigo which contrast with the frozen spell of the puna weather.

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Geographical distribution

Health benefits:

  • It has high protein content suitable for limited-meat diets and a balance of first-line amino acids particularly rich in lysine, isoleucine and tryptophan.
  • Contains vitamin E and B complex.
  • Gluten free grains.
  • Helps to reduce cholesterol in the blood and prevents heart diseases.

Applications:

  • Oats
  • Granola
  • Juices and Smoothies
  • Bakery and Pastry

Presentations:

  • Grains
  • Powder
  • Private Label

Seasonal availability

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