Organic Heirloom Canahua

overview

Heirloom Canahua (or Kaniwa) has a delicately sweet, slightly nutty flavor. Though widely considered to be a grain, this is technically not true - like its cousin quinoa, canahua is actually a seed. However, it is prepared in much the same way as traditional grains and is frequently used to substitute for them in variety of recipes and applications.

More nutrient-dense than quinoa, canahua is an excellent source of high quality protein (on par with animal protein!), fiber, antioxidants, and essential amino acids. Another key difference: canahua is free of saponin, quinoa's often-bitter outer coating. That means that it does not have to be rinsed before cooking, making for an altogether easier preparation. Canahua also has a crunchier texture when cooked, as compared to quinoa's fluffier consistency.

ingredients

certified organic canahua

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Shiloh Farms

Shiloh Farms

New Holland, PA

Health and harmony.  The story of Shiloh Farms began over 70 years ago when a dedicated group of farmers came together to live and work according to these basic principles.

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Health and harmony.  The story of Shiloh Farms began over 70 years ago when a dedicated group of farmers came together to live and work according to these basic principles.

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Shiloh Farms

Organic Heirloom Canahua

1lb Bag
$7.99
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overview

Heirloom Canahua (or Kaniwa) has a delicately sweet, slightly nutty flavor. Though widely considered to be a grain, this is technically not true - like its cousin quinoa, canahua is actually a seed. However, it is prepared in much the same way as traditional grains and is frequently used to substitute for them in variety of recipes and applications.

More nutrient-dense than quinoa, canahua is an excellent source of high quality protein (on par with animal protein!), fiber, antioxidants, and essential amino acids. Another key difference: canahua is free of saponin, quinoa's often-bitter outer coating. That means that it does not have to be rinsed before cooking, making for an altogether easier preparation. Canahua also has a crunchier texture when cooked, as compared to quinoa's fluffier consistency.

ingredients

certified organic canahua

meet the maker

Shiloh Farms

Shiloh Farms

New Holland, PA

Health and harmony.  The story of Shiloh Farms began over 70 years ago when a dedicated group of farmers came together to live and work according to these basic principles.

read more

Health and harmony.  The story of Shiloh Farms began over 70 years ago when a dedicated group of farmers came together to live and work according to these basic principles.

read more