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Non-isolate, vegan, gluten-free, keto, paleo, and non-GMO.


Creates a cycle of positive impact on the body, the soil, and the planet.


Supports local Andean farmers and their communities.

what's chocho?

Chocho (pronounced ‘cho-cho’) is an ancient lupin that’s been cultivated by Indigenous farmers for thousands of years. It grows in the Andes Mountains at an elevation of 11,000-14,000 feet. Chocho is extremely nutrient-dense and packed with protein, fiber, iron, and calcium.

The coolest part? Chocho creates a cycle of regeneration. It thrives on rain water alone, enriches the soil, nourishes the body, supports local Andean communities, and helps clean our air.

let's do food
better. together.

We hear the word “sustainable” a lot, and while we appreciate it, to “sustain” means “to keep things as they are.” We believe that what the world needs now is to get better—not stay the same. That’s why regenerative practices are at the heart of everything we do. From land use to resource consumption to waste management, we strive for our impact to be a positive one.

humans who
inspire us.
  • My body works better when I have enough protein. Mikuna sustains my energy longer and I don’t get hungry as quickly.”

    Taylor Knox
    Professional Surfer • Entrepreneur
  • It’s the best tasting protein powder by far. I use it every day.

    Joe Kudla
    Founder & CEO of Vuori
  • As a Functional Medicine Nutritionist, Mikuna Chocho has changed the game for me in terms of my ability to meet my clients where they’re at.

    Chelsie Moore
    Clinical Nutritionist

our roots are in agriculture.

Mikuna was founded by fifth generation Ecuadorian farmer and former professional athlete, Ricky Echanique. At the onset of his athletic career, Ricky faced health and digestion issues, which set him on a new path: to find a better form of plant-based nutrition. This journey led him back home to Ecuador where he found Chocho, the “Andean super bean.”

Ricky’s family heritage and our personal relationships allow us to cut out the middleman and empower our farmers with education, fair trade, and a microloan program to help take their income from cents to dollars—because to us, the local impact is as important as the global one.