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Kaniwa (pronounced ka-nyi-wa), not to be confused with quinoa, is the latest gluten free super grain. Although technically a seed, Kaniwa is a tasty and nutritious addition to any meal. Kaniwa is easy to digest and naturally contains no gluten. Try Kaniwa in place of oatmeal for breakfast or as a rice or potato replacement at lunch or dinner.

How to Cook Kaniwa

To cook, mix 1 part Kaniwa with 2 parts water and simmer over low heat for 15-20 minutes. The grain does not need to be rinsed prior to cooking.

Kaniwa vs. Quinoa

As a grain-like seed native to the Peruvian Andes, kaniwa is a close relative to quinoa. Just like quinoa, this “super grain” is loaded with protein, dietary fiber, and antioxidants, although kaniwa is more nutrient-dense. Kaniwa has a similar sweet nutty flavor as quinoa, but its seeds are half the size of quinoa. Kaniwa can be cooked and prepared just as you would quinoa, but it does not need to be rinsed prior to cooking since it does not contain any bitter saponins. Once cooked, kaniwa has a delightful crunch, which makes it a unique alternative to fluffy quinoa.

How to Enjoy Kaniwa

Kaniwa on its own is perfect as a meal or side dish, but it’s also delicious with other ingredients. Enjoy it with vegetables, or in soups, souffles, and casseroles. The grain’s mild nutty and slightly sweet flavor pairs well with meats, seafood, and tofu. Kaniwa will add taste, texture, and nutrition to your baked goods. For a wholesome breakfast, try the grain with fresh fruit and chopped nuts. You can also make Kaniwa flour by grinding the seeds.

Health Benefits of Kaniwa

Kaniwa is an extremely nutritious seed. It is known for being rich in protein, fiber, iron and calcium, and antioxidants. This super grain is a complete protein, boasting all 9 essential amino acids and 7 grams of protein per half-cup serving. It's also an excellent source of antioxidants, the protective compounds that have been linked to lowering the risk for chronic conditions like heart disease. Kaniwa delivers a hearty dose of dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It's especially rich in calcium, zinc, and iron. Per serving, kaniwa contains even more protein, antioxidants, and iron than quinoa!

Kaniwa Storage

Store kaniwa in sealed plastic or glass containers in a cool, dark, dry cabinet. Kaniwa will stay fresh for one year if properly stored.

Customer Reviews

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“Strangely delicious. I added gin f2f err, cinnamon, and nutmeg. But the best was applesauce. Yummy.”

, New Port Richey, FL July 30, 2014

“Haven't used it yet but can't wait. I know I will just love it.”

, Orlando, FL July 19, 2014

“I need recipes but I will get to it .”

, Crown Point, IN July 18, 2014


, Nashville, TN July 16, 2014

“everything is GREAT! love the extra sample of chia seeds that came with it! now I am thinking of ordering the Chia seeds!!!!”

, Woodbridge, VA July 14, 2014

“Love the nutty flavor taste wonderful everyone should try it!!”

, Des Moines, IA July 10, 2014

“The Kaniwa was delicious!!!! I cooked it up and ate it like oatmeal...YUMMMMM! I'm looking forward to trying it in other recipes! I also liked the "Just A 'Lil something" added to my shipment! I'm looking forward to ordering more products from Nuts.com!

, North Highlands, CA July 7, 2014

“Will shopping with Nuts again.”

, Brookfield, IL June 30, 2014

“What a joy it was when I got home, starving, to see my Nuts.com order waiting patiently for me at my door! I quickly broke into 2 of my faves; the organic antioxidant mix and the organic mixed nuts. Soooo good! I was also happy to see you had kaniwa, the latest Dr. Oz recommendation, which I also ordered.
I've LOVED everything I've ordered but my favorite so far is the organic turkish figs. They are moist and sweet as candy. I cut them in half and press into the organic cacao nibs for an amazing energy treat.
Very thoughtful of you guys for sending out a free surprise sample pack with every order.”

, Woodbridge, New Jersey April 4, 2014

“I enjoyed the product. I would like to find more recipes to cook the product”

, Spokane, WA August 1, 2014

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 50g (~1.8 oz.)
(Approx. 9.1 Servings/Pound)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 178
Calories From Fat
Total Fat 2.1g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.3g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 10.6%
Dietary Fiber 4.9g 19.6%
Sugars 0g
Protein 7.5g
Vitamin A 0.1% Calcium 2.3%
Vitamin C 0% Iron 12.7%



Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and milk products.

Country of Origin: Peru

ID: 8474

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