Quinoa

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A species of the goosefoot genus (Chenopodium quinoa), a grain crop grown primarily for its edible seeds. It is a pseudocereal, similar in some respects to buckwheat, rather than a true cereal, as it is not a member of the true grass family.

As a chenopod, quinoa is closely related to species such as beetroots, spinach and tumbleweeds. As a member of the Amaranthaceae family, it is related to and resembles amaranth, which is also a pseudocereal. After harvest, the seeds must be processed to remove the coating containing the bitter-tasting saponins.

The seeds are in general cooked the same way as rice and can be used in a wide range of dishes. The leaves are eaten as a leaf vegetable, much like amaranth, but commercial availability of quinoa greens is limited.When cooked, the nutrient composition is comparable to common cereals, supplying a moderate amount of dietary fiber and minerals.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations declared 2013 to be the International Year of Quinoa.

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FIELD CERTIFICATIONS

NUTRITIONAL FACTS

PARAMETERUNITVALUE
Protein%> 11,7
Carbohydrates%> 68
Total fat%>4,2
Amino Acid – Lysine%> 8.2

PRODUCT INFORMATION

PARAMETERUNITVALUE
Moisture%< 11
Sapponine%< 0,13
Average sizemm1.7
Physical purity%>= 99,95
Production capacity1000-2000 TM / YearWhite
Production capacity300-600 TM / YearRed

Additional Information

Packaging

KRAFT PAPER, POLYPROPYLENE

Color

Red, White, Mixed

Farming

Conventional, Organic

Unit Weight

1000 Kg, 25 Kg, 500 Kg

Quantity

5 Tons, 10 Tons, 15 Tons, 20 Tons

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