Kaniwa

gluten free kaniwa grain on a white teardrop shaped bowl against rustic wood

Chenopodium pallidicaule

Chenopodium pallidicaule
Canihua (Chenopodium pallidicaule) at Atuncolla near Sillustani Juliaca.jpg
Chenopodium pallidicaule growing in Atuncolla near Sillustani, Peru, at an elevation of ca. 3,900 metres
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Order:Caryophyllales
Family:Amaranthaceae
Genus:Chenopodium
Species:
C. pallidicaule
Binomial name
Chenopodium pallidicaule
Aellen

Chenopodium pallidicaule, known as cañihua, canihua or cañahua (from Quechua qañiwa, qañawa or qañawi) and also kaniwa, is a species of goosefoot, similar in character and uses to the closely related quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa).

Cañihua is native to the Andean region, with more than 200 varieties, and it has been farmed in the Altiplano for millennia. As a crop, cañihua has distinct characteristics, including tolerance of high mountain conditions, high content of protein and dietary fiber, and rich phenolic content.

Kaniwa (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Spanish cañihua, from Quechua qañiwa.

Noun

kaniwa (uncountable)

  1. A species of goosefoot, Chenopodium pallidicaule, similar in character and uses to the closely related quinoa.

Synonyms

  • (Chenopodium pallidicaule): cañihua, canihua, kañiwa

Translations

Anagrams

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