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Canadian-grown, gluten-free and packed with protein.

Alpiste is a nutritious specialty grain that is high in plant-based protein. It is also known as Canary seed as it originated as a species of tall grass in the Canary Islands. Today, Canada is the world's largest producer of alpiste. Include this tasty, new ingredient in your meals while supporting Canadian farmers.

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The Story Behind the Seed

From the rolling waves off the West African coastline to the wide open skies

of the Canadian prairie, this ancient seed has come a long way.


As a vegetarian source of complete protein, alpiste offers a strong nutritional package with a subtle taste and mild, nutty flavour making it the perfect functional food ingredient for the home cook and food manufacturers alike.

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In addition to offering an impressive 21% protein, Alpiste is high in iron and additional micronutrients. Alpiste can be enjoyed on its own or as a nutrient-rich, gluten-free component in vegan, vegetarian or traditional recipes 

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