Dr Oz: Kaniwa Gluten Free Supergrain & Kaniwa Health Benefits

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Dr Oz: Kaniwa Gluten Free Supergrain & Kaniwa Health Benefits

By on March 26, 2014

Dr Oz: Kaniwa Health Benefits

Dr. Oz has introduced to a lot of health foods over the years and today there is a brand new supergrain that he wants in your kitchen, so grab a pen and piece of paper and add kaniwa to your next shopping list! Kaniwa is a nutritious seed that is easy to cook and packs powerful health benefits, so keep reading to learn more.

Dr Oz: Is Kaniwa Gluten-Free?

Dr Oz: Kaniwa Gluten Free Supergrain & Kaniwa Health Benefits

Dr Oz shared the health benefits of a new supergrain called Kaniwa. Not only is it good for you, but it is also gluten-free.

Even though kaniwa is technically a seed, Dr. Oz says you can eat it several different ways. He enjoys eating for breakfast by boiling it, the same way you would prepare oatmeal, and adding a little bit of milk. Here is how kaniwa compares to other healthy grains.

  • Kaniwa has more protein than brown rice and quinoa.
  • Kaniwa has more fiber than millet and wild rice.
  • Kaniwa contains more iron than buckwheat and bulgur.

Dr. Oz says one of the best things about kaniwa is that it is naturally gluten-free, which a lot of people will love! Whenever possible Dr. Oz recommends you avoid processed foods that have been changed to be gluten-free because they are not as good for you as those in their natural state.

Dr Oz: Kaniwa Pilaf

Dr. Oz says there are many ways you can add kaniwa to your diet, but he shared two of his favorites.

Try kaniwa in place of oatmeal for breakfast. Top it with berries for a delicious start to your day.

Use kaniwa as a replacement for potatoes and rice by preparing a kaniwa pilaf. Dr. Oz says you do not even need to rinse kaniwa before cooking it, which only takes about 20 minutes.

Have you ever tried kaniwa? What did you think of it? Would you be willing to add it to your diet in place of potatoes or rice?

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Comments to Dr Oz: Kaniwa Gluten Free Supergrain & Kaniwa Health Benefits

  1. I’d be interested in trying this, but ONLY if it is Organic or wildcrafted. I’m horribly allergic to pesticides and GMO’s.

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