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Kiwicha

KiwichaAmaranthus caudatus L.

Kiwicha, also known as Amaranth, was the food par excellence of the Incas, due to its nutritional properties. It contains a high quantity of – most notably - proteins, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc.

Part used: Seed Region: Highlands
Presentations:
Kiwicha in powder form.
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Uses and applications: Direct consumption (natural), juices or nutritional shakes/smoothies, snacks, seeds and crackers.
Origin: Ica
Properties: calcio, fiber, fósforo, iron, niacina (vitamina B3), protein, vitamins C