Pereg Natural Foods (pereg-gourmet.com), debuts a new line of Kaňiwa (babyquinoa), an excellent source of complete protein and amino acids, exceptionally high in iron and is gluten-free, and offers a nutrient rich food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Baby Quinoa – 5 ounce boxes & resealable 16 oz. bags
Dark reddish-brown in color and about half the size of a tiny quinoa seed, kañiwa cooks up quickly to resemble a smaller version of red quinoa. Unlike regular quinoa, kañiwa doesn’t have saponins, the coating that gives quinoa a somewhat soapy, slightly bitter flavor if not rinsed properly. Kañiwa is actually easier to process due to the absence of saponins. (Note that all quinoa from Pereg is pre-rinsed and ready to cook from the package.) Another advantage kañiwa has over quinoa is that it’s an even better source of iron. Retail: 5 oz. boxes ($3.57); Re-sealable 16 oz. bags ($5.50).