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