Organic Kaniwa is a super grain from the Andes. It should quickly become a staple in your kitchen as this whole grain is delicious, nutritious, and low in calories. Whole Kaniwa Grain is rich in fiber and protein. Moreover, it only contains one gram of fat and about 160 calories in half a cooked grain cup. Also, Organic Kaniwa has a very high iron content for a grain. Note that Kaniwa seed is often called “baby quinoa” and even more often mistaken for quinoa in general. However, these are rather different foods. Both quinoa and Kaniwa are whole grains, but they are actually seeds. That is where similarities end. Organic kaniwa super grain has a firmer and crunchier texture when cooked, unlike fluffy quinoa. It also has a sweeter and slightly nuttier taste. Nutritionally both these whole grains are very similar. But kaniwa seed contains more of the amino acid lysine; furthermore, it’s completely gluten-free.
Organic Kaniwa Cooking and Storage Instructions
You don’t need to soak or wash whole kaniwa grain before cooking. Please put it in a pot using one part kaniwa seed and two parts water, broth, or milk. Then, bring it to a boil and let simmer. It should be cooked within 15-20 minutes when all liquid is absorbed. The grains won’t be fluffy and won’t thicken like millet. The texture will be a bit firm and crunchy. That’s why organic Kaniwa makes an excellent ingredient for salads. It also goes well with curry or in a pilaf. In essence, you can use Kaniwa as a substitute for any other whole grain in recipes. You can also make a wonderful breakfast porridge using organic kaniwa super grain. For this, you’ll need to cook it with milk. Cook longer, for about 25-30 minutes, so the seeds become mushy. Then, add some fruits, honey, and nuts and enjoy a nutritious breakfast. It would be best if you stored kaniwa seed in an airtight container in your pantry. Keep it dry and cool to extend shelf life.
ANCIENT GRAIN ON PAR WITH QUINOA: Organic Kaniwa is not quinoa, but it’s very similar to this popular whole grain in nutritional value.
GLUTEN-FREE WHOLE GRAIN: Whole Kaniwa Grain is entirely gluten-free.
LOW IN FAT AND CALORIES: A serving of cooked Kaniwa Seed only has about 160 calories and one gram of fat.
DELICIOUS AND NUTRITIOUS: Organic Kaniwa has a crunchy firm texture and slightly-sweet nutty flavor. It’s rich in protein, fiber, and iron.
VERSATILE SUPER GRAIN: Use Whole Kaniwa Grain in pilafs, soups, curries, and salads or cook it as sweet porridge.