Thursday, September 14, 2017

Kañiwa baby quinoa

For babies eight months and above, baby quinoa delivers that same treasure trove of nutrients, in a delicious and easily digestible form. Kañiwa is packed with B vitamins to give babies energy, calcium and phosphorus to promote bone growth, and it’s especially rich in iron.
Kañiwa also delivers amino acids babies won’t get from ordinary grains, especially lysine, which helps little bodies synthesize protein and create energy. It delivers omega fatty acids to help little eyes and brain develop. And it’s full of fiber, aiding in healthy digestion. (Always consult your physician when adding new foods to your baby’s diet.)

There are so many great ways to serve baby quinoa. Here are a few ideas:
For a simple baby cereal, boil ½ cup kañiwa in a cup of water or milk for twelve minutes. Then, blend to a smooth purée. You can also add cinnamon or vanilla.
To make a pilaf, mix 1 cup cooked kañiwa with ⅓ cup chicken or vegetable stock, and ¼ cup peas. Simmer for ten minutes.
For a fruity treat, boil ¼ cup kañiwa with ½ cup water, then reduce to a simmer and a small diced apple and a spoonful of raisin. Simmer for five minutes, turn off, and stir in ½ mashed banana and a pinch of cinnamon. Delicious!
Pereg Natural Foods Baby Quinoa is packaged in 5-ounce boxes ($3.57) & resealable 16 oz. bags ($5.50), and is available to food buyers, distributors and food service. Pereg Natural Foods products are sold at supermarkets, specialty stores, and natural food stores nationwide.
KAÑIWA HAS BEEN GROWN FOR MILLENIA                          
According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, kañiwa was first domesticated by pre-Columbian settlers of Tiahuanacu in what is now Bolivia and Peru. Suitable for growing in cold temperatures high in the mountains, this super seed remains an Andean staple, and is typically taken on long trips by locals, who prize the lasting energy and nutrients it provides.

I received complimentary product.

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