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AMARANTH

SCIENTIFIC NAME : AMARANTHUS CAUDATUS

The amaranth is a pseudo-cereal native from Peru which grows between 1,000 and 3,200m a.s.l. and is characterized by having all the essential amino acids that our body requires, mainly lysine. The seed has a high nutritional value and contains more than 13% protein.

This tiny-but-powerful food has some similarities to quinoa: both are good protein sources and are naturally gluten-free. But it also boasts some impressive nutritional stats of its own: besides from its protein and lysine content, Amaranth contains calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and iron. One cup of uncooked amaranth has 31 percent of the RDA for calcium, 14 percent for vitamin C, and a whopping 82 percent for iron. Finally, it is good for your heart as several studies have shown that amaranth could have cholesterol-lowering potential.

We can offer our amaranth seeds both in organic and conventional quality according to our client’s needs.

BLACK QUINOA

SCIENTIFIC NAME : CHENOPODIUM QUINOA

The quinoa is one of the richest heritage we have received from our ancestors. It is native to the Peruvian Andes and was also known as the “mother grain” during the Inca Empire.

It has gained a “Superfoods” reputation worldwide thanks to its high nutritional values and its capacity to be present in any diet, including gluten-free and vegan diets. It contains between 13% and 20% of protein, rich in Omega 6, fiber, minerals, and several amino acids important for the mental health and to the growth process. The FAO even considers the quinoa as the only food of the vegetable kingdom that provides all the essential amino acids.

There are many varieties of quinoa, but the most commercial are the white, red and black quinoas. We can offer our quinoa both organic and conventional quality according to our client’s needs.

CANIHUA

SCIENTIFIC NAME : CHENOPODIUM PALLIDICAULE AELLEN

Canihua was a staple food for the Inca and Aztec cultures and has been prized in South America for thousands of years. Canihua is grown at altitudes of over 3800 meters in the Andean highlands of Peru and Bolivia, in extreme cold and drought. This resilient plant is one of the toughest crops, growing in conditions where even quinoa may not survive.

Canihua is now a globally recognized superfood that is exceptionally rich in protein, with a balance of all the essential amino acids. It is also a good source of calcium and zinc, as well as antioxidants and omegas 3, 6 and 9. As an added bonus, canihua is naturally gluten-free, making it a great choice for people with gluten sensitivities. At less than half the size of quinoa, canihua is a super source of dietary fiber. A single serving will give you a whopping 60 percent of your recommended daily intake of iron, four times that of quinoa.

We can offer our Canihua seeds both in organic and conventional quality according to our client’s needs.

 

CHIA

SCIENTIFIC NAME : SALVIA HISPANICA

Chia seeds contain many different phytochemicals, which provide unique benefits such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer properties. It is a “complete protein” – which means that it contains all nine essential amino acids, which is incredibly rare for a plant-based source of protein. It also has a high concentration of the omega-3 essential fatty acids which play a role in heart health, the health of your cellular and artery walls, and more.

Finally, Chia is about 37% fiber! That’s incredible. Around 20% is soluble fiber and 80% is insoluble fiber. You need them both for a healthy digestive tract, heart health, and blood sugar control.

Before eating chia, we highly recommend that you soak them! Soaking chia seeds “sprouts” them and breaks down “enzyme inhibitors” that protect the seeds:

Add 5 tbsp. chia seeds to distilled water in a glass pitcher or jar. Shake once, let sit for one minute, shake again, and put in the refrigerator. Use after 8-12 hours, when it has taken on a gel-like consistency. It will keep in the fridge for up to a week.

 

MACA POWDER

SCIENTIFIC NAME : LEPIDIUM MEYENII

Maca mainly grows in the Andes of central Peru, in harsh conditions and at very high altitudes: above 4,000 meters. It has a similar appearance and size as radishes with green tops and roots that range in color from yellow to purple and black and is completely gluten-free. Maca is a natural source of healing nutrition and contains a high value of proteins, fibers, and vitamins not to mention that it has nearly ALL the existing amino acids: 18 out of 20!

As if it wasn’t enough, it’s also considered an “adaptogen,” a name given to certain herbs, plants and natural substances that help the body naturally adapt to stressors like a busy schedule, demanding job or illness. Not only that, but maca provides a host of important micronutrients and is jam-packed with antioxidants, and it has been shown to improve sexual health, balance hormone levels, and improve energy, mood, and memory. What are you waiting for?

We can offer our maca powder both in organic and conventional quality according to our client’s needs.

RED QUINOA

SCIENTIFIC NAME : CHENOPODIUM QUINOA

The quinoa is one of the richest heritage we have received from our ancestors. It is native to the Peruvian Andes and was also known as the “mother grain” during the Inca Empire.

It has gained a “Superfoods” reputation worldwide thanks to its high nutritional values and its capacity to be present in any diet, including gluten-free and vegan diets. It contains between 13% and 20% of protein, rich in Omega 6, fiber, minerals, and several amino acids important for the mental health and to the growth process. The FAO even considers the quinoa as the only food of the vegetable kingdom that provides all the essential amino acids.

There are many varieties of quinoa, but the most commercial are the white, red and black quinoas. We can offer our quinoa both organic and conventional quality according to our client’s needs.

WHITE QUINOA

SCIENTIFIC NAME : CHENOPODIUM QUINOA

The quinoa is one of the richest heritage we have received from our ancestors. It is native to the Peruvian Andes and was also known as the “mother grain” during the Inca Empire.

It has gained a “Superfoods” reputation worldwide thanks to its high nutritional values and its capacity to be present in any diet, including gluten-free and vegan diets. It contains between 13% and 20% of protein, rich in Omega 6, fiber, minerals, and several amino acids important for the mental health and to the growth process. The FAO even considers the quinoa as the only food of the vegetable kingdom that provides all the essential amino acids.

There are many varieties of quinoa, but the most commercial are the white, red and black quinoas. We can offer our quinoa both organic and conventional quality according to our client’s needs.