Yupik’s Kaniwa is a dark, small seed closely related to quinoa! Unlike quinoa, Kaniwa does not contain saponins (cause bitterness) and does not need to be rinsed before cooking. Kaniwa cooks in approximately 15-20 minutes. Nutty in flavor, Kaniwa can be used in soups, salads, side dishes, baked goods, and more. Buy Kaniwa by the pound, kilo, or case to keep your cupboard well-stocked with this pantry must-have!
INSIDE SCOOP: A few facts!
- Certified kosher
- Excellent source of protein, fiber, and iron
- A good source of complex carbohydrates
- High in antioxidants
- A complete protein containing all 9 essential amino acids
CULINARY TWIST: The new quinoa!
Like quinoa, Kaniwa can be cooked, popped, or added to baked goods! Boil kaniwa in a pot of boiling water, or use a 2:1 ratio (2 parts kaniwa, 1 part water) to create a pilaf. For a fun twist, toast kaniwa before cooking to enhance its nutty flavor! Create delicious side dishes, salads, soups, casseroles, and so much more with kaniwa!
ABOUT KANIWA: Did you know?
Kaniwa seeds grow on plants that when matured, turn the stews into yellow, pink, red, purple, orange!
HOW TO STORE: Preserve freshness!
Store in a cool, dry place for up to 12 months.