Kaniwa is a “cousin” of Quinoa, which has become very popular over the last few years and is considered a Superfood for it’s protein. Like Quinoa, Kaniwa also hails from a South America. Cultivated in Peru and Bolivia, Kaniwa is the seed from a flowering plant called White Goosefoot.
Kaniwa seeds are complete proteins, meaning that they contain all of the essential amino acids your body cannot produce itself. Kaniwa is particularly high in lysine, an amino acid that is typically found only in small amounts in grain products. Kaniwa seeds contain a variety of vitamins and minerals that support your body’s physiological processes. These nutrients include iron, B vitamins, vitamin E, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, and manganese.