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Kańiwa (pronounced ka-nyi-wa) is a remarkably nutritious grain of the high Andes that has been described as helping to “sustain untold generations of Indians” in one of the world’s most difficult agricultural regions.

This species of goosefoot (flowering plant), similar to Quinoa, is grown in the Andes extreme highland environment where wheat, rye and corn grow unreliably or not at all. It is considered more resistant than any other grain crop to a combination of frost (the region where it is found frost occurs up to nine months of the year), drought, salt, and pests.

Kańiwa Grain is a protein powerhouse, providing a fully balanced meal when paired with vegetables. It has a wonderful crunchy texture and a satisfying earthy flavor that works well as a base for fish, in stir fries and soups, and even served cold in salads. It is especially tasty fried up as leftovers the next day!

Kańiwa Flour can be combined with other flours to make breads and desserts, added to soups and pudding, or made into a hot drink similar to hot chocolate. Due to its protein density and earthy flavor Kańiwa performs best when combined with other flours (either wheat or gluten-free) to make pancakes, muffins, breads and flatbreads, cookies, and other pastries.


Product of Peru

100% kaniwa grain - whole, milled raw or toasted. USDA organic available upon request. No preservatives or additives, Free of GMO, Trans Fat, Sugars, Nuts, Wheat, Soy, Casein, Dairy, and Gluten.


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Kañiwa Grain



1 lb box

2 x 10 lb box

pre order only
2 x 10 lb box

Toasted Flour available by pre-order only

This product has been produced free
of gluten, dairy, soy, and genetically
engineered ingredients.

gluten free