Tag Archive: Manuel Villacorta

Oct 25

Can Candy Be a Superfood? This Halloween, Try Kiwicha Candies

This is a guest blog post by Manuel Villacorta, MS, RD, CSSD. Kiwicha, also known as amaranth or “mini quinoa” is a small pseudo cereal noted for its dense nutritional content.  Kiwicha has been farmed in Peru and other areas of South America for over 4,000 years and was widely used as a subsistence crop. …

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Oct 05

Peruvian Superfoods: from Pichuberry to Purple Potatoes

Fooducate friend and Registered Dietitian Manuel Villacorta hails from Peru. And his latest book, Peruvian Power Foods, highlights some very interesting and healthy foods from South America. The Andean mountain region is home to Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador. By now, most health conscious consumers have had their fair share of quinoa, a staple in the Andes. …

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