Quinoa is an Andean grain of high nutritional value, it grows it the highlands south of Peru. This grain is considered the richest in protein. It contains amino acids like leucine, isoleucine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine. The concentration of lysine in quinoa is almost double compared to other cereals and grasses. No cholesterol.
The amaranth (Amaranthus caudatus) or KIWICHA contains the edible grains world’s smallest.. Its shape is rounded, slightly flattened, measuring from 1 to 1.5 mm in diameter and have different colors according to the variety to which they belong.
Cañihua or Canihua is a fairly widespread grain in the highlands of Peru. It is a plant that grows to 4,200 meters above sea level.