Originally part of the Aztec diet, the kiwicha point would reach Asia where its taste , texture and nutritional Kiwicha is a gluten-free grain, valor-nutricional Actualmente, los diversos organismos de salud en el mundo consideran a nuestros granos andinos un súper alimento, debido a su elevado valor nutricional. Oscar blanco. Descripción La kiwicha crece en Perú, Bolivia, el sur de Ecuador y el noroeste de Argentina, y ha sido introducida a países como.

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Kiwicha reigned supreme among the Incan food staples because of its nutritional and medicinal properties. High in protein, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc and other nutrients, it also boasts a fine and soft texture. After the conquistadors arrived, they banned growing and eating this superfood because of its nutritional value.

Despite the ban, brave farmers saved it from extinction.


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Super kiwicha, also known as amaranth, is a plant native to the Andes. It is packed with amino acids, especially lysine, which enhance brain development. It is also good nourishment for expectant mothers and infants because it provides calcium, phosphorus and iron, which help keep teeth, bones and blood healthy. An infusion made from the stems of this plant serves as effective laxative. It also nuyricional rheumatism and menstrual cramps.

This grain should be cooked before eating so the body can absorb its nutrients. For example, grams of kiwicha contains calories: One of its attributes is lysine, which helps lower cholesterol levels, stimulating growth hormones.

Rich in calcium, grams of this product has twice as much of this mineral as milk. People that do not eat enough of this protein can suffer from rickets, osteoporosis, irritated fibers and cramps.

It also helps create enzymes, antibodies and hormones. The leaves can also be used as an ingredient in mouthwashes and to bring relief to sore throats. It can even be eaten by patients suffering from obesity, hypertension, constipation and nutriciojal cholesterol.


This grain is harvested in our country, especially in the provinces of Cusco, Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Huancayo and Huaraz. Kiwicha is known by different names in the countries where it klwicha harvested or eaten.

Basic information Kiwicha reigned supreme among the Incan food nutriional because of its nutritional and medicinal properties. Human health benefits Super kiwicha, also known as amaranth, is a plant native to the Andes.