This Bolivian Heirloom seed, cañahua, (kan-i-wa), is like quinoa’s younger sibling. It’s about half the size of quinoa but doesn’t contain the saponins found in quinoa and has a slightly sweeter taste with a mild crunch. Similar to quinoa, cañahua is a nutrition powerhouse full of antioxidants, calcium, iron, essential fatty acids, protein and fibre.
Cañahua cooks in about 20 minutes and fits perfectly into gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan diets. It can be added to salads, prepared with fruit for breakfast, added to shakes and cooked into a variety of dishes. If you’re in a rush and don’t have time to cook it, you can also add it uncooked to whatever you’re grabbing on the go. With all of its nutritional benefits, cañahua is a great addition to your healthy lifestyle.