Natura Petz Organics

Canihua Flour Organic Ancient Seed Grain, Complete Protein - Dog & Cat Super Foods

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🐾  CANIHUA is an ancient Peruvian seed, super food antioxidant and nutritional power food, also referred to as Kaniwa, chocho and Andean Lupin. It closely resembles quinoa and is sometimes referred to as baby quinoa, however CANIHUA packs a much stronger nutritional and potential therapeutic punch than quinoa.

🐾  CANIHUA has profound antioxidant values which may help run an interference against damaging free radicals, a leading cause of disease. with twice the amount of protein as common grains such as wheat, oat, without any allergenic responses reported.

 🐾  CANIHUA is highly revered in Peruvian cuisine as a nutrient dense and balanced protein and was once only served to Peruvian royalty. It has been farmed in Peru for over 4000 years as a staple protein crop used in food and drink as well as for its nutritional benefits.

🐾  CANIHUA is grown and harvested in the rugged terrain of the Andean altiplanos, the flat highland areas of the Andes mountains, at altitudes over 13000 feet.

🐾  CANIHUA grows in some of the harshest conditions on the planet, enduring both extreme frost and heat cycles, and as a result of adapting to its surroundings, produces a nutrient dense profile that exceeds most foods placed in the gluten free categories, including quinoa, by delivering 2 times the protein and fiber.

🐾  CANIHUA is a complete and sustainable protein source, and although labeled as a grain, in its seed form is best grouped in the super food cereal category.

🐾  CANIHUA has a mild, nutty sweeter flavor, and unlike quinoa, contains no saponins (does not foam), is gluten and wheat free, is often used in place of rice and other grains. Both water and fat soluble, CANIHUA can be eaten raw, cooked or baked and can be added to all types of diets.

🐾  CANIHUA is a nutrient dense power house, containing all essential and non essential amino acids, antioxidants, and Omega 3, 6 and 9, which are typically lacking in modern diets. As a complete protein, plus calcium and zinc, makes it an ideal addition to both meat based and vegetarian diets

🐾  Traditional uses of CANIHUA include conditional needs related to

🐾  Heart health and heart disease support

🐾  Central Nervous System support related to brain health, cell membrane integrity and may have a role in helping limit neural inflammation

🐾  High cholesterol

🐾  Wheat & Gluten Free

🐾  General anti-inflammatory

🐾  Digestive support

🐾  Wound healing

🐾  Skin softener for healthy skin and coat

🐾  Topical antibiotic

🐾  Tooth aches

🐾  Fevers

🐾  Ulcers

🐾  Anti aging

🐾  Energy

🐾  Vitality

🐾  Natural healthy plant chemicals of CANIHUA include

🐾  Antioxidants

🐾  Protein ratio is at 16% , higher than quinoa which is at 13%

All essential and non essential amino acids

🐾  Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids

🐾  Vitamins A, B1, B2 B3. B6, C and E

🐾  Protein ratio is at 16% , higher than quinoa which is at 13%

🐾  Catechins

🐾  Phytosterols

🐾  Phenolic acids

🐾  Carotenoids

🐾  Flavonoids

🐾  Trace minerals including iron (four times the level of its better known cousin, quinoa) plus potassium, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, zinc, copper and sodium

🐾  A variety of acids (vanillic, kaempferol and ferulic acids)

🐾  Quercetin

🐾 Tryptophan

🐾  Fiber

🐾  While CANIHUA is usually recognized for its super-food nutritional content, it also contains a variety of functional and potential therapeutic health benefits.

🐾  Documented, researched plant actions of CANIHUA include

🐾  Antioxidant

🐾  Nutritive

🐾  Anti-inflammatory

🐾  Immunologic

🐾  Anti-hypercholesterolemic (to help lower cholesterol)

🐾  Anti-lipidemic (to help lower triglycerides)

🐾  Anti-carcinogenic

🐾  Cardio tonic (tones, strengthens and protects heart health)

🐾  Anti-hypertensive (to lower blood pressure)

🐾  Anti-aging

🐾  Blood cleanser

🐾  Anti-viral

🐾  Anti-bacterial

🐾  Antibiotic

🐾  Digestive

🐾  Vulnerary (wound healing)

🐾  CANIHUA is both water and fat soluble, and can be used both internally and externally. It can be used to cook with, bake with or served raw, and it can be added to all types of both human and animal diets. Suitable for all life stage diets of animals.

🐾  Available in 2 oz. shakers and 4 oz. and 8 oz. bags for dogs, cats and small animals. Human grade.

Important Disclamers & CONTRAINDICATIONS:

Likely contraindicated for pregnant and nursing pets and cautioned for pets with gout, kidney stones or excess acidity.


None reported.


Cautioned for use in cases of gout, kidney stones or excess acid.

Direction for Use

Add powder to your dog or cat's meal daily. Best if added to canned wet food, home prepared meals and treats, raw, dehydrated or hybrid diets.

Pet's Weight Amount 1x Daily

🐾  Up to 24 lbs 1/8 tsp

🐾  25-50 lbs 1/2 tsp

🐾  51-75 lbs 3/4 tsp

🐾  76+ lbs 1 tsp

Use for at least 30 days to see initial results.

If you require more information or just want to ask us about what specific product your dog needs, or you are unsure about any ingredients and how they will affect your dog feel free to email us at or if you are on Slack find us at Pawprintsco.

Size: 4 OZ
Pack Of: 1