Pereg Natural Foods Introduces New Superfood: KAŇIWA

Pereg Natural Foods is excited to introduce the world to this baby version of quinoa! This grain cooks up with a crunchy texture, and offers a nutrient rich food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dark reddish-brown in color and about half the size of a tiny quinoa seed, kañiwa cooks up in just a few minutes, which is great for college students and people on-the-go!  Unlike regular quinoa, kañiwa doesn’t have saponins, the coating that gives quinoa a somewhat soapy, slightly bitter flavor if not rinsed properly, and easier to digest, too. Kañiwa also has a higher iron content than quinoa, so for those of you who are vegan, this is a great option to get those micronutrients in your body.

You can do so many things with these little balls of crunchy deliciousness. I decided to use it as a smoothie bowl topping along with granola and dried coconut. This was the perfect post-workout breakfast, giving me all the energy and nutrients I needed for the day.

If you want a nutritious whole grain to keep you full and feeling happy, this new superfood may just be the thing for you. I highly recommend. You can make buddha bowls, serve it with lentil curries, or even just eat it like that for a crunch!

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Jennifer Higa