It is native to the Andes Region of Peru, yet has been widely cultivated and consumed throughout the Andean Region of all of South America. Cañihua contains a high protein content and its amino acid balance is superlative, it also contains vitamins E and B complex.
Grains and seeds
|Part used: Bean||Region: Highlands|
Whole cañihua beans, cariñua in powder form.
|Uses and applications: Direct consumption, nutritional shakes/smoothies, baked goods, snacks, seeds and crackers.|
|Origin: Huamanga, Ayacucho|
|Properties: aminoácidos esenciales, antioxidant, vitamins C, vitamins E|