Stall selling a variety of flours including kiwicha, maca and kañihua in San Pedro market, Cusco, Peru
Kiwicha is the Quechua name for Amaranthus caudatus, a type of amarynth. It has long been grown in the Andes for its seeds which are rich in protein and the amino acid lysine. Kañihua (Chenopodium pallidicaule, lots of spelling variations) is very closely related to quinoa and has similar health benefits. Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is a root vegetable native to the high Andes of Peru which has a high nutritious value and has long been used as a medicinal plant.
Photograph ID: CuscoMkt2015D48
Photo © James Brunker, Magical Andes Photography 2015
Model Release: No
Property Release: No
Photograph size: 22.4 Mpixels (64 MB uncompressed) - 5793x3862 pixels (19.3x12.8 in / 49.0x32.7 cm at 300 ppi)
Photograph keywords: andean, bag, barley, canihua, cañahua, cañahui, cañihua, corn, cusco, cuzco, debada, detail, flour, food, ground, haba, harina, kanihua, kaniwa, kañihua, kañiwa, kinoa, kinua, kiwicha, latin america, local, maca, maiz, maize, maizena, market, mercado, nobody, peru, peruvian, powder, powdered, produce, qañawa, qañawi, qañiwa, quinoa, quinua, sack, san pedro, scene, south america, soya, stall, street, trigo, view