SHILOH FARMS 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.
Native to the Andean region of South America, canahua is specially adapted for growth at high altitudes. Because it can grow in regions inhospitable to other grains, like quinoa and millet, canahua has been a dietary staple and primary source of nutrition for inhabitants of this region for thousands of years.
What are Heirloom Grains? Prized for their rich, distinctive flavors and unique nutritional benefits, heirloom grains are true grains that have not been genetically modified, but rather grown as nature intended. Known as a dietary staple for thousands of years, our ancestors once relied upon these ancient grain varieties to provide nourishment and sustenance. SHILOH FARMS brings these versatile, nutrient-rich, and hearty grains into the 21st Century - the perfect addition to a healthy, wholesome lifestyle!
For even more wholesome, healthy goodness, try our entire selection of Heirloom Grains: Einkorn, Emmer Farro, Greenwheat Freekeh, and Multi-Color Popcorn; and New Heirloom Beans: Jacob's Cattle Beans, Orca Beans, and Yellow Eye Beans!
To Cook: Bring 2 cups water and 1 cup canahua to boil. Reduce, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until grain is tender and liquid is absorbed. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes, then fluff with fork and serve.
1. Canahua makes a great substitute for quinoa, rice, bulgur, and other grains.
2. A great addition to casseroles, soups, stews, and stir-fries.
3. Add sweetness by cooking quinoa in fruit juice; eat as a breakfast cereal or use in desserts.
4. Combine with beans, fresh herbs, and seasonal veggies for a protein-packed salad or pilaf.
5. Use as a stuffing for roasted squash, zucchini, or other vegetables.
6. Stir cooked grains into pancake, waffle, or quickbread batters for flavor and texture.
7. "Pop" seeds in a dry skillet and eat them as a cereal or snack.
8. Add to brittles, candies, and chocolate bark for crunch.
46 grams of whole grain per serving.
Certified Organic by Pennsylvania Certified Organic (www.paorganic.org)
Certified Kosher by KOF-K Kosher Supervision (www.www.kof-k.org)
Packaged as part of a wheat-free rotation in a facility that also handles wheat, soy, & tree nuts. Read about our cleaning processes & procedures here.
Country of Origin: Peru
Ingredients: Organic Canahua (baby quinoa)
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