Kaniwa (Qañiwa)

Kaniwa (Qañiwa)

Kaniwa is closely related to Quinoa (sometimes called baby Quinoa), and has a similar sweet nutty flavor, but does not contain the bitter saponins found on Quinoa.

Its uses in the industry are similar to that of Quinoa, and once cooked, Kaniwa has a delightful crunch, which makes it a unique alternative to fluffy Quinoa.

Kaniwa is an an indigenous pseudocereal food grown high in the Andes mountain range and has a high level of protein as well as a good balance of amino acids.

Kaniwa products available:

  • Conventional and organic

Certifications & Documentation


NPOP & USDA-NOP Organic Certification

ISO 9001:2008 Certification


Kosher / Halal Certified

Standard Documentation:

Certificate of Origin

Third party quality control certificate / inspection report

Shipping documents (Commercial Invoice, Bills of lading, Packing list)

Phytosanitary Certificate

Tariff Codes, Duties and Import Info

Import information for Kaniwa

Commodity Code: 1008900000 (source)

10 Cereals
08 Buckwheat, millet and canary seed; other cereals
900000 Other Cereals

Import Duties for Kaniwa

Duties vary based on country of origin and importing country.

Peru > EU/UK: Duty free (source)
Bolivia > EU/UK: 37.00 EUR / 1000 kg (source)

Peru > USA: Duty Free (source)
Bolivia > USA: Duty Free (source)

Customs in your country makes the final determination of what the correct rate of duty is for all products imported and you should consult a customs broker or professional to determine the up to date and applicable duties for this product in your country.


Packaging & Shipping

Kaniwa Shipping Instructions

Risks: Kaniwa has a high risk of damage from humidity during shipping.

Packaging: The recommended packaging is multiwall paper bags, 25kg/50lbs.

Labelling: TradeLink can provide this product with personalized labels.

Shipping: 20ft sea freight dry container, lined with kraft paper or corrugated cardboard and use moisture control packs to absorb condensation during transit.

Quantity per container: 20 metric tonnes (not palletised).

Sample Product Specifications

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Country of Origin: Mainly Peru

Type: Kaniwa (Cheponodium pallidicaule)

Taste: Typical of product: full flavor, no off taste

Texture: Hard

Colour: Red/Black

Packaging: 25kg multi ply paper sacks labelled with Packer, Product Description, Net weight, Organic
Certification Details and Lot Number

Typical Analysis:
Purity 99.75%
Minerals or vegetable matter 0.25%
Insect infestation, part of insects Nil

Microbiological Standards:
Moisture 12%max

TVC 500000cfu/g max
Total coliforms 2000 cfu/g max
E.coli ≤10 cfu/g
Salmonella spp. Absent in 25g
Yeasts & Moulds 5000 cfu/g max

Nutritional Information (per 100g):
Energy 350,69 Kcal
Protein 15g/100g
Fat, total 7g/100g
Carbohydrate total 68.94g/100g
Dietary Fibre 8.42/100g
Sodium trace

Metal Detection: 1.0mm Ferrous, 1.0mm Non Ferrous & 1.5mm Stainless Steel
Shelf Life: 24 months from date of delivery, stored in air cooled, brick built warehouse with appropriate vermin controls in place.

Quality: This product shall be free from live infestation, and evidence of infestation by rodents or birds. It shall not contain pathogens at levels injurious to human health, and will comply with the requirements of the Food Safety Act 1990, and all pertinent regulations made thereunder.

Nutritional Profile for Kaniwa

The nutritional values provided here are correct to our best knowledge although there is a lack of any reliable studies on the true nutritional values in Kaniwa.  We have created this label using different sources and the information here must not be used for labelling or making any claims on your product.

NutritionLabel - Kaniwa

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