Cañihua (Kaniwa) is a relative to the quinoa seed and it is also originated in the andean region of South America.
Kaniwa is also known as baby quinoa, as it poses similiar qualities as quinoa. The kaniwa grain is smaller than quinoa, but does not have the bitter saponine coating.
It has been consumed for centuries in the Andean regions of South America. The Cañihua seed is smaller and darker than quinoa, yet very nutritious. It has a distinctive nutty flavour and it is normally consumed in the form of flour. It is very high in protein, iron, calcium and magnesium.