Organic Kiwicha

The Amaranth or commonly called as Kiwicha (amaranthus caudatus), is at least 4000 years old. It was considered by the Incas a blessing of Mother Earth, due to its medicinal and nutritional properties.

Organic Kiwicha is consumed like any other cereal, has a more balanced composition than conventional cereals, extraordinary nutritional value due to its high content of good quality proteins, minerals, vitamins and essential amino acids. The Kiwicha has a content of 14 to 18% of proteins and a high level of the amino acid Lysine. It also has a high content of calcium, phosphorus, iron, potassium, zinc, vitamin E and vitamin B complex; Its fiber is very fine and soft. It is considered a nutraceutical food because it has an additional benefit for health.

Kiwicha, like quinoa, was selected by NASA for the diet of astronauts for its high nutritional value.


The nutritional content of the Kiwicha, makes it an optimal food for both children and adults. 100 grams of Kiwicha contain twice the calcium as 100ml of milk. Very good source of phosphorus, iron, vitamin A and C. It is an indispensable food in the vegetarian diet for its great protein intake. It provides a good amount of fiber. It helps stabilize glucose and fat in the blood. In the following table we can see why the Kiwicha is exceptional.

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Human consumption: There are different forms of consumption of this product, such as: - In grain (prepared in multiple forms). - As a flake, prepared cereals. - Flour (excellent food bread). - Nutritional or energy bars. Industrial use: Used in the cosmetic industry (lotions, creams, soaps, etc.), and the pharmaceutical industry. They also use it as a natural coloring.
Nutritional Information
Food Protein % Lisina % Calcium (Mg./1oog) Iron (Mg./100g) Match (Mg./100g)
Kiwicha 14 0.85 236 10 455
Rye 13 0.4 38 2.6 376
Buckwheat 12 0.58 33 2.8 282
Rice 7 0.27 32 1.6 360
Milk 3.5 0.49 118 -- 93
Total Fat less than 65g 80g

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